Many events within the last couple of years have shown that Atheism is being highly evangelized and glorified. There has been buses with logo’s that claim that “God probably does not exist” and also, “The Out Campaign” each preaching how great Atheism is and that the likelihood of God being so slight in their words that no one should be concerned because God probably does not exist.
And with atheists claiming that Atheism is not a religion, they can do things that Jews and Christians cannot. This claim by atheists that Atheism is not a religion is getting more and more difficult for atheists to honestly state because if they would just take a look at what [Atheism] is doing and an honest reading in a dictionary, they would understand that Atheism is a religion.
In “Atheism – An Atheist’s Religious Denial of Faith in Their Beliefs” I showed how atheists practicing their religion of Atheism deny that it is a religion and how atheists go to extremes to deny the dictionary definitions of words like, religion, faith, belief, worldview and others which accurately describe Atheism its atheist beliefs. This article also pointed to the “American Atheists” web site which describes the religion of Atheism’s worldview agenda that atheists want to accomplish. In the article I also gave a few examples of how atheists within their religion of Atheism have started their own religious rituals for their, “coming out” ceremonies which directly mock and scoff at the Jewish and Christian ceremonies performed to worship God and Christ Jesus.
An “atheist coming out ceremony” is a type of Atheism religious ritual in which a person willingly chooses to come before a number of people who have chosen to deny God’s existence, to himself or herself openly deny God’s existence thus their “coming out” is a public statement of their Atheism religious beliefs. As with religious ceremonies in other religions, some atheists approve of and others do not approve of these Atheism religious ceremonies. Also as within other religions, those within the religion of Atheism do not always agree with everything being taught about their religion of choice. Most atheists just flatly deny that they participate in a religion stating that Atheism is not a religion.
One of the most notable parts of the religion of Atheism is the emergence of its religious symbol, a “Scarlet Letter ‘A’” which the people who deny God exists in the religion of Atheism proudly display that they are an atheist following in the religion of Atheism. The Scarlet Letter A is even referred to as a, “Red Badge of Courage” by some atheists. The Atheist’s Scarlet Letter A is a religious symbol which I predict will become more and more prominent as those who deny God’s existence band together to gain power as a religion to accomplish the atheist’s worldview vision of Atheism.
Both the Christian Cross and the Atheist Scarlet Letter A are religious symbols just as the Star of David is a Jewish religious symbol. The Christian Cross reminds the people following Christ Jesus of His suffering and dying on the cross for us all & that we should all do God’s will. The Atheist religious symbol Scarlet Letter A reminds the people who don’t believe in God that they deny God exists and that they choose to do their own will. By the way, I did not make up the name “Scarlet Letter” for the “A” that atheists use to identify their religious cause in the religion of Atheism. I found the name at this website which sells the atheism identifying symbol in a variety of objects: http://www.cafepress.com/TheAtheistShops/6878246 It can also be seen on the “Coming Out” web site in proud display. (Christians, think of this for a moment: With the atheists persistence in denial of Atheism being a religion and that it is not at this date stated as a religion, the Atheism Scarlet Letter A can be and will be worn in schools where someone who wants to wear a shirt with the Jewish Star of David on it or the Christian Cross would not be allowed to wear it.)
My thoughts on Atheism’s religious symbol of choice are in, “A Tale of The Atheist’s Scarlet Letter ‘A’ of Atheism” below including how I imagine the Scarlet Letter ‘A’ became the religious symbol of choice for the religion of Atheism. The story I write below, “A Tale of The Atheist’s Scarlet Letter ‘A’ of Atheism” is purely from my imagination and anything that may be accurate to the real world (excluding the parts I leveraged noted at the end of the tale) including names and of how the Scarlet Letter A actually became the religious symbol of Atheism is purely coincidental.
A Tale of The Atheist’s Scarlet Letter "A" of Atheism
Late one night in the not so distant past while at a rather large round oak table within an exclusive private club, two highly refined preeminent proud atheists sat sipping fine port from crystal glasses. The weather was warm though no windows were open and all the doors were shut. A faint aroma of Cohiba Lanceros cigars lingers yet no smoke is noticeable and the lighting was bright but not harsh.
Turning his head to face his friend Ray and placing his port on the table, Brandon declares that he is very aware, “It’s essential for us to be realized.”
In reply to Brandon’s revelation Ray states his declaration, “I have been thinking just that!” and then further queries; “Just what should it be to out you and me as atheists we decry Jesus Christ?”
They each reasoned and pondered along and hardly did their psychological state anguish it did deepened but then they both came to the same conclusion.
A symbol is needed one clearly seated which is one to distinguish our atheistic thoughts. It will represent Atheism and will enable us to be visibly seen. The Jews have their star and the Christians their cross and we need something like that too! Morning then came and so they left with no specific symbol in thought.
With Atheism’s need of a symbol in mind they each separately pondered the day for that one superior icon to clearly out Atheism placing it different than the rest. Then when night time came they gathered again and went over their musings in well order.
They culled the peace sign and the fish with its feet and a picture of Charles Darwin. They thought about Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens but a portrait just wasn’t right order. They scrapped crescent moons and alchemical views yet determined they kept mulling designs.
Over all of the hours they sat diligently each giving such great effort. Though to no avail they did make ‘til the third hour struck, when then suddenly came Ray shouting, “Eureka, I have it!”
Then Ray starts quickly explaining as Brandon keenly listens about Atheism’s new outing symbol:
“What better way for Atheism’s coming out day than for us to make a pronounced statement. T
he symbol we need needs to speak plainly indeed for each time that anyone sees it.
Our symbol is a symbol standing for our atheist beliefs that of true Atheism; that God does not exist, that Christ Jesus is myth and that atheists have all the answers. So to advance Atheism its symbol will state all in such a renounced fashion. For it is simple yet deep and it so surely echoes all that it needs to accomplish.
Our symbol of choice will be bold of course giving chance for someone to question. For in giving response atheists can freely state that Atheism has all of the answers.
Our symbol of choice Brandon, is no random choice as we’ve given this such prodigious thought. It smacks in the face the great Christian faith and the Jewish it taunts just as greatly. One tombstone for both our symbol of choice strikes hard at the core of each faith.
One day I dare say, may our symbol be much greater than either of theirs. For in every way we will forever say that our symbol is not of religion.”
Ray then so proudly declares as he almost yells, “Atheism’s symbol is a bolded red script uppercase English letter, ‘A’.”
“Brilliant!” Brandon proclaims then in some slight dismay inquires, “This red letter ‘A’ makes such a grand declaration? To this I must ask, just how is an “A” such a great statement over just that it is the beginning letter of both atheist and Atheism?”
Ray in all his concentrated discerning forgot Brandon’s lacking Christian understanding. So in explaining Ray continues disclosing what makes the red letter ‘A’ Atheism’s new symbol of choice and not just some passing fancy that could fade as logos on busses.
“Prudently listen Brandon, as this is its vital importance.” As Ray continues Brandon’s enlightening, “The Scarlet Letter "A" in Puritan days represented an act of adultery. It was used a punishment placed on those caught as a symbol of their so called sin—considered back then it was a red badge of shame—for all the community to see. When placed on those who had committed, it was a prudishly marking on those caught in adultery to live out their life as shown in Hawthorne’s great work.
You see this is it, Atheism’s meaning is clear, the ‘A’ as its symbol pokes fun at their religion and moreover is easy to conceal.”
Then Brandon replies, “I still do not cognize just precisely how this can be the Atheism symbol of outing, except in its squarely smacking their Seventh Commandment, I see nothing else in it fitting?”
“Our Scarlet Letter A all goes to this,” Ray so fondly states, “ and far way beyond that silly commandment. It severs the very fact of God’s so claimed loving act by our choosing freely in our partaking it. It accurately informs when Atheism’s Scarlet A is proudly exhibited that we are entirely against all the teachings of both Jewish and Christian faiths.”
As Ray leans inwards towards Brandon with his demeanor considerably more serious, he begins to further explain so that Brandon can know just what cleverness there is in Atheism’s innovative precious new symbol:
“Defined in the Bible that mythical gibberish is as stated by man God’s word on a so called Godly marriage between God and His dupes. Yes, throughout its pointless babbling it turns out in it that marriage is not just between, one man and one woman. Yet ‘tis too nonetheless, described in unmistakable detail of a marriage amid God and His chumps!
No Brandon, I’m not kidding nor joking at all. These religious fools actually believe, that there will be a marriage between them and their God, I say to thee!
Now stop your laughing Brandon and be attentive as you need to completely understand just how it is, that Atheism’s new symbol makes clear, that atheists don’t put up with their religious crap.
The Jewish and the Christian hold marriage to be held in honor and that the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for it is as they say, that fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Yet Brendon, we both know that their tireless drivel is nothing more than folklore mixed myth and that a marriage between their church and God or the Lamb as Jesus is also called, is purely their delusional fantasy.
With Atheism having the scarlet letter ‘A’ as its symbol, atheists are clearly saying, that atheists don’t live for mythology nor do they for fables, that that they say, ‘screw your so claimed, God!’ and that atheists choose to do what they will do when they want to do it without their pretentious God.
Both the Jew and the Christian so deeply believe their delusion and in their future marriage to God that Atheism’s symbol will be sure to slap their faces. In defiance of disgrace is Atheism’s wonderful symbol, Atheism’s Red Badge of Courage so to boldly shout loudly that Atheism is coming out along with flat out denial of their faith.
We will reveal its true identity to no one and will dismiss all claims as such as false. To you Brandon you must swear this to secrecy on the peer review board of our great science journal. For if this gets out that our symbol’s base is religious, it could cause us some great embarrassment and the waning of its powerful potential.”
To this both Ray and Brandon declare that they both do solemnly swear on their great science journal’s peer review board, that the symbol’s true meaning is secret, that neither will disclose its true meaning for as long as they both shall live.
Ray and Brandon at this point contrive the public tale of what the Atheism symbol is, concealing its true story for no else to ever know. Ray listens as Brandon reads the symbol’s fresh press release:
“Atheism’s Coming Out Press Release
Although we [atheists] will publicly display Atheism’s Scarlet Letter A, it is not a religious symbol. The Scarlet Letter A is an icon but not in a religious sense. It merely reminds atheists that there are other people who do not believe in gods, that we [atheists] aren’t alone in the face of intrusive and ubiquitous religion. The entire OUT campaign is to encourage atheists to be more public about a lack of belief in gods. We [atheists] can all benefit from dispelling silly rumors about us that only exist because of ignorance of what atheism is.”
“Now that’s the ticket,” Ray haughtily claims, “that will put Atheism in the forefront. Of every location and in every nation including the United States. We will continue to press Atheism as not a religion while we continue to gather and form. For as long as we can keep Atheism truth’s concealment we will have the means to be unstoppable.”
Ray more embolden continues to say, “It is time to let our atheist voices be heard regarding the intrusion of religion in our schools and politics. Atheists along with millions of others are tired of being bullied by those who would force their own religious agenda down the throats of our children and our respective governments. We need to KEEP OUT the supernatural from our moral principles and public policies. We need to put our Atheism agenda down the throats of those pesky theists especially into their children!”
Brandon then adds, “With our scarlet letter A in broad display (non-religious of course) Atheism has the in so to pers
uade those shut in to only hear what we have to say. We know Atheism is right and that there is no God in sight so we know He must probably not exist!”
Ray brings a toast, to commemorate Atheism’s new outing symbol; its scarlet letter A with all of its embodiment yet stealthy with hidden concealment. Both lifting a brandy up high, Ray begins the toast, “To our Scarlet Letter ‘A’ I dare say, its simply pure genius with unadulterated wisdom showing that we know all the answers and in keeping it non-religious we can stick it in everyone’s faces!”
At the ending of this atheistic heart wrenching discourse, both atheists filled with tremendous pride, Brandon and Ray sip their brandy completely then send out the press release.
“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Online sources for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s work; “The Scarlet Letter” and its analysis are:
I’d like to thank hoverFrog for a nice contribution to the tale in the press release. Thank you, hoverFrog!
I’d like to thank “The Out Campaign” for a nice contribution to the tale in Ray’s embolden continuance. Thank you, “The Out Campaign!”
Remember, Atheism is a religion and it is coming out to be a religion whether or not atheists want it to.
Note to the atheists reading this:
Writing to me about how I cannot write, punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, etc., is not something becoming of you. This type of reply/insult is only a ploy by atheists to demean someone and I give it no regard. An atheist does this because they have nothing more to say about the content yet is upset because the truth hurts when one denies it and then hears it. Also, I know that I cannot write that well.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I am going to eliminate from this place, before your eyes and in your time, the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride.
And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
"He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made full.
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.
"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready."
Then he said to me, "Write, `Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ " And he said to me, "These are true words of God."
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."