no kidding and I don't really classify myself as an atheist I'm more in the "Agnostic" camp in that I don't know. And anyone that tells you that they do know what happens after you die IE heaven, get your own planet, virgins are full of shit and a liar. You know how I know they are lying? Because I don't know what happens and there is no way they do.
Even our founding fathers thought that religion was retarded (sorry Palin family). So anyone who says this is a Christian nation or founded on the bible is a fucking fool.
"Religion makes a virtue out of ignorance" Bill Maher.
agnostic is the way to go. even if there was some sort of divine creator (omniscient, immortal, etc...), his existence would be beyond our universal realm of understanding. we have a long way to go before we can even begin to comprehend a force capable of creating "something" from "nothing"
When I get in debates with religious people and I ask them "if god is so powerful and loving why does he let bad things happen to good people?" They always respond "He is complicated and works in mysterious ways, It would be like trying to explain how a TV works to an ant."
Well isn't the inverse true. Us worshiping an all powerful god asking for things is like a group of ants worshiping a person. It would be like an ant trying to communicate his hopes, dreams, and fears to a person. And how much remorse does a person feel crushing an ant?
It really is ridiculous and its up to logical people to make themselves known, learn the debate and talk to religious people. I have lived with several religious people and by the time they move out they are in my camp for sure. I'm not a dick about I just point out how silly it is and eventually they agree.