Why don’t you believe in God? I get that question all the time. I always try to give a sensitive, reasoned answer. This is usually awkward, time consuming and pointless. People who believe in God don’t need proof of his existence, and they certainly don’t want evidence to the contrary. They are happy with their belief. They even say things like “it’s true to me” and “it’s faith.” I still give my logical answer because I feel that not being honest would be patronizing and impolite. It is ironic therefore that “I don’t believe in God because there is absolutely no scientific evidence for his existence and from what I’ve heard the very definition is a logical impossibility in this known universe,” comes across as both patronizing and impolite.
—  Ricky Gervais
I am…

Atheist plus i care about social justice,
Atheist plus i support women’s rights,
Atheist plus i protest racism,
Atheist plus I fight homophobia and transphobia,
Atheist plus i use critical thinking and skepticism

Me too. I worship what gives me the food I eat, the water I drink and the air I breathe. Characters in a storybook mean to inspire morales and a sense of community are just that to me. If we don’t wake up what gives us life will be destroyed. I believe it’s time to turn our eyes from the clouds and focus on how we shall survive ourselves, as a species. Seems a bit more important than which sect’s storybook is right.

Choose well the deity
you follow
choose well the god
you worship
spirits powers gods men
sun stars women or djinn
cornucopia of paths to tread
orbit round yourself
or follow another
books of rules
mazes of morals
all littering life
comforting familiar
challenging journey
rote and repetition
which one appeals to you
and so
to return
make sure it’s
your choice of
god or deity
your choice of
spirit power or djinn
your life
you choose who
to give it to