Every time I happen to mention that I’m an atheist, whoever’s around me goes ‘noooooooo’ or asks why I don’t believe in god. First day of school this year: teacher says ‘Does anyone in here consider themselves to be an atheist?’ No one said anything, I was too stunned at the abruptness of the question, like he would give us bad grades if we were, then he said he was glad that we wouldn’t admit it if we were! Like it’s so bad, we don’t go around saying that we’re glad if someone doesn’t admit their belief in god. Then, a Christian in my class comes up to me and asks why I don’t believe in the Almighty, that Jesus is my savior. I look at them, and they run away. Today, for some reason a kid in my class said that I was Jewish. I said I was nothing. Then someone else, who heard me say that I was nothing, asked me why I don’t believe in god.
I just about blew up in his face.
I can’t take it anymore! Atheists are exactly like everyone else, except they happen to not believe in something. I respect other people’s beliefs, but they refuse to respect mine. I have a friend who is just about the firmest believer in the school, we get along fine. I respect her beliefs, she respects mine. But all other believers…oh, no, I can’t not believe in god around them. They are always trying to convert me to their religion. Fuck off! I have a right to believe in whatever I want to believe, just like you!
So it’s considered abnormal to be an atheist? It’s bad? Evil? I don’t give a fuck. I’m abnormal, bad, evil, whatever, but there’s one thing about me that no one can change:
I’m an atheist.
And you can kiss my evil, non-believing ass.