Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Join The Resistance

Welcome Atheists, Free-thinkers, Agnostics, Humanists and all others who would see the end of superstition and irrational belief.

The time is upon us when we must stand up for our rights. We are now joined in a great battle—both physical and metaphysical—for our basic primal human right to determine the nature of the universe through rational, logical, scientific means. We are facing a global rising tide of religious belief. Increasingly people have been lured away from the rational pursuit of knowledge; cowed by pervasive fear, enticed by obtuse patriotism, deceit, hollow promises of 'everlasting life', 'redemption', 'love', and 'release from suffering'. This has happened in large part because of declining standards of education, greater emphasis on religion in events reported by the media since the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the general intellectual laziness of society.

The situation we find ourselves in can be likened to that of African-Americans and their supporters involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's. Although it had long been identified and widely accepted, it was only after concerted effort, much physical, emotional, economic and social turmoil that the great inequality and prejudice levied against the African-American people began to be addressed on a national scale, and moves made to end the injustice. Today, we find that a similar distrust and revulsion of rational, logical, scientific thought has taken root in—and been actively propagated throughout—many societies around the world, and on a large scale within those societies. Atheists, free-thinkers, agnostics, humanists and anyone else who dare oppose the advance of religion are persecuted, marginalised, opressed, or worse. The proponents of religion and religious belief seek to control many (if not every) aspect of your daily life: from what you are allowed to say, to what you are allowed to do; even the thoughts you are allowed to think. They would replace your independent thought with their superstition, hypocrisy, fables, illogic and dogma. Religion has infiltrated institutions of all kinds in order to influence them to act in favour of the religious. This is not a fictional scenario: this is already happening in many places around the world. One need only look to America for a shocking example.

The Atheist Resistance holds that the major problems facing survival of the human race today, such as climate change and energy depletion, disease and social issues, can only be solved through rational means. Religious leaders would have you believe that a 'higher power' or 'god' will save you from these perils, all the while delaying much needed action. No such thing will happen. It falls to us as rational human beings to determine our own destiny.

The call to intellectual arms is raised: If you value your freedom, then bolster your human spirit, raise your voice and stand firm against the advance of religion.

2 Comments:

Blogger BEAST said...

Viva Atheism!

Welcome to the brotherhood of infidels.

19 May 2007 at 1:28 AM  
Blogger ilinius bron said...

i'm not one to join groups or organisations, BUT...i fully support what you are about. Keep active, mate, and let's be ready to fight if and when the time comes! No priest, imam or megalomaniac should ever be allowed to tell us what to do - let's destroy their power bases by stealth (and the power of free thought).

27 November 2007 at 10:42 PM  

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