Harcore Atheist, or just a putz?

Found this at Tangled Up In Blue Guy.

Here is a checklist for you to see how much atheist cred you really have.

Copy and paste the list below on your own site, boldface the things you’ve done. (I’ve commented in parenthesis)

  1. Participated in the Blasphemy Challenge. (nope. Seems unnecessary to formally say you don’t believe in a myth)
  2. Met at least one of the “Four Horsemen” (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris) in person. (Met Richard Dawkins and Dan Dennet)
  3. Created an atheist blog. (Got one right here)
  4. Used the Flying Spaghetti Monster in a religious debate with someone. (Nope, they bring there own Flying Spaghetti Monster with them 🙂 … that would be god, in case you don’t get sarcasm)
  5. Gotten offended when someone called you an agnostic. (never been called agnostic)
  6. Been unable to watch Growing Pains reruns because of Kirk Cameron. (What! Kirk Cameron is the least offensive thing about that piece of crap)
  7. Own more Bibles than most Christians you know.
  8. Have at least one Bible with your personal annotations regarding contradictions, disturbing parts, etc. (I don’t write in books. I have the references to refer to)
  9. Have come out as an atheist to your family.
  10. Attended a campus or off-campus atheist gathering.
  11. Are a member of an organized atheist/Humanist/etc. organization.
  12. Had a Humanist wedding ceremony. (coming soon)
  13. Donated money to an atheist organization.
  14. Have a bookshelf dedicated solely to Richard Dawkins. (I don’t think he’s written enough to fill up a bookshelf. I have 3 books by him).
  15. Lost the friendship of someone you know because of your non-theism. (wouldn’t really call it a friend. More of the wife of a friend – and good riddance, really. Bit of a wack job).
  16. Tried to argue or have a discussion with someone who stopped you on the street to proselytize.
  17. Hid your atheist beliefs on a first date because you didn’t want to scare him/her away. (Nope. My fiance and I knew each other’s beliefs before the first date)
  18. Own a stockpile of atheist paraphernalia (bumper stickers, buttons, shirts, etc).
  19. Attended a protest that involved religion.
  20. Attended an atheist conference. (the most informative and entertaining conference I’ve ever been to)
  21. Subscribe to Pat Condell‘s YouTube channel. (just did it today)
  22. Started an atheist group in your area or school.
  23. Successfully “de-converted” someone to atheism.
  24. Have already made plans to donate your body to science after you die.
  25. Told someone you’re an atheist only because you wanted to see the person’s reaction.
  26. Had to think twice before screaming “Oh God!” during sex. Or you said something else in its place.
  27. Lost a job because of your atheism.
  28. Formed a bond with someone specifically because of your mutual atheism (meeting this person at a local gathering or conference doesn’t count).
  29. Have crossed “In God We Trust” off of – or put a pro-church-state-separation stamp on – dollar bills.
  30. Refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
  31. Said “Gesundheit!” (or nothing at all) after someone sneezed because you didn’t want to say “Bless you!” ( Gesundheit is essentially a blessing in German, so I don’t say that. I usually don’t say anything since it seems beyond stupid to have to acknowledge a sneeze)
  32. Have ever chosen not to clasp your hands together out of fear someone might think you’re praying.
  33. Have turned on Christian TV because you need something entertaining to watch.
  34. Are a 2nd or 3rd (or more) generation atheist.
  35. Have “atheism” listed on your Facebook or dating profile – and not a euphemistic variant. (it’s on my myspace page, and every other form/page/survey that asks religion)
  36. Attended an atheist’s funeral (i.e. a non-religious service).
  37. Subscribe to an freethought magazine (e.g. Free Inquiry, Skeptic)
  38. Have been interviewed by a reporter because of your atheism.
  39. Written a letter-to-the-editor about an issue related to your non-belief in God.
  40. Gave a friend or acquaintance a New Atheist book as a gift. (just my fiance)
  41. Wear pro-atheist clothing in public.
  42. Have invited Mormons/Jehovah’s Witnesses into your house specifically because you wanted to argue with them. (I don’t invite stranngers into my home. If a Mormon or Jehova’s Witness come into my home it’ll be because they’re my friend)
  43. Have been physically threatened (or beaten up) because you didn’t believe in God.
  44. Receive Google Alerts on “atheism” (or variants).
  45. Received fewer Christmas presents than expected because people assumed you didn’t celebrate it.
  46. Visited The Creation Museum or saw Ben Stein’s Expelled just so you could keep tabs on the “enemy.”
  47. Refuse to tell anyone what your “sign” is… because it doesn’t matter at all.
  48. Are on a mailing list for a Christian organization just so you can see what they’re up to…
  49. Have kept your eyes open while you watched others around you pray. (I don’t m ake a show of it.)
  50. Avoid even Unitarian churches because they’re too close to religion for you (I only go to churches if there is a reason to go there. I went to a U/U church a couple of weeks ago. Very nice people. I liked them).
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