All Grown Up Now ?

by Lorraine on April 4, 2011

Just been browsing thru my messy files and spotted this little thingie. For reasons known only to the invisible force that told me, in no uncertain terms, Hey You Old Bag!!…..Get yer lazy arse over to your WordPress link and put something down in print. Been a long time since I’ve wandered into this little corner of my ‘puter. You know how that goes, right? Like, *Time flies when you’re having fun* or so “they” say.

Well, lemme tell ya, that is one large load of krapola. Time does NOT fly when you’re having fun, or in my case, not having any fun at all. So if I kvetch a little I have every right to do so, I mean what the heck…..this is MY blog, ain’t it? And if I want to moan, groan, kvetch and just generally act like a horse’s patoot, well, ….that’s the way it is…. Uh Huh, Uh Huh, I like it….blah blah (from the song whose words I do not know)

I had a total knee replacement a while ago. It seems like a very long time since that momentous occasion, but I think the actual dirty deed was done July 2009??? Well, that’s my big news for tonight. Ain’t nothin’ real exciting to talk about, actually. What I really want to discuss is [drumroll please]… my coming out. Finally. I am finally, and for real from this day forward, a true-blue, dedicated and happy ATHEIST. Whew, what a load off my back… LOL. Been feeling that way for years and finally said to myself — “Myself!– Get with it, you know you do not believe by any stretch of the imagination, in an invisible, never seen, never heard, big old guy who supposedly *created* this weeny little planet called Earth and for a couple thousand years homo sapiens have “worshipped” this entity. Before that, though, hominids quit dragging their knuckles and swinging from a banana tree and finally got up on their two feet and wandered around in search of a warm cave………..”Hey, I think we’re kinda on our own, Barnie Stoneman, got a match so we can make a fire?” I have no clue how these Neanderthal humans* discovered fire or even discovered icky-looking critters tasted better cooked than raw?? [note: y'all know that us speshul mammal-type "humans" share 98.8% of our DNA with the current primates, don'tcha?? They be our brudders and our sistahs, don'tcha know?] Hahahahaha

*Scientists, for reasons known only to them (I certainly don’t know), have decided the last of the “caveman” homo sapiens “Neanderthals” went kaput only 30,000 years ago, which is a very small drop in the bucket considering it’s known by every brainiac on the planet today that Earth was probably smashed together approximately 50+ BILLION years ago. Atheism is nothing new but its popularity for millions of people in this 21st century now is good news………means more and more people have realized LIFE and LOVE and HAPPINESS, along with contentment and so on…………has absolutely nothing to do with the myth of a “being” having been responsible for slapping this little planet together, complete with flora, fauna and, for starters, actual HUMANS. Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, Lilith (Adam supposedly turned that gal into dust, though. Nasty guy!) I just found out that people who cling to their choice of religion don’t seem to notice, or care?, that even the Christian bible is a confusing mish-mosh of fairy tales and nonsense!

I watch a soap opera every day. I have for 30 years (“All My Children”) But when a fairy tale like the Christian bible declares that EVE was the mother of all, and her sons Cain & Abel married their sisters, and so on, it surpasses any corny soap opera on television in this century. The goofy story of Noah’s Ark. Good Grief!! For ANY rational human being to believe such a ridiculous story leaves me speechless…..Whew!

There are at least half-a-dozen very large, well-organized Atheist organizations, etc all over the Internet. Millions of perfectly normal, sane, obviously thoughtful people reject the notion that planet Earth was *created* by a mysterious entity called God. I don’t know a doggone thing about other kinds of “religion” around the world, but if that’s what makes them happy, what the heck, go for it. Just don’t think that being a *Christian* makes YOU any better a human being than ME. I believe in ME. For ME there is NO HIGHER POWER than my own conscience, my own morality and my own pursuit of happiness. The only result of your praying to an invisible deity for help or for whatever reason will be solved only by YOU and your own personal moral authority.

Putz. I like Prez JFK’s comment, just need glasses to read it, though. Bummer.
He is saying — “I believe in an America where the separation of church and
state is absolute”  —- Gosh I sure did love that man!!
His wife, not so much. lol       

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Blueberry May 7, 2011 at 10:09 am

I am an “out” atheist on my blog, but still have some reservations declaring it in certain face-to-face situations where people know me (and where I live, so to speak). I’m also “out” on facebook but keep my godless-related postings restricted to a list of folks who I believe can read them without wanting to kill me or something. A lot of people still generally misunderstand what it means, and might think that their nice friend or co-worker has suddenly turned into a monster.

Unitarian Universalists are OK in my book, and atheists are OK with them as-is (no gods required). We attended that church for a few years, but left it because of some ugly church politics that got the Reverend we loved fired. {sigh} Your local UU church is probably much better.

Lorraine April 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Hey you simple-minded old git…..been worried about you…but I just got back from your blogpages and apparently you are still alive. I am so glad! haha

My mind is reeling, been reading so much about the surge…or I should say….the steady ascent of non-believers in America compared to the raucous shrillness of misguided humans who still insist (all scientific proof to the contrary, believers do not believe anyone with a functioning, educated BRAIN, like….Ummmm, actual scientists of every discipline??? Fifteen percent of Americans now say *None* when asked what religion they “belong” to.

If people want to keep believing in a non-existent, mostly impotent deity, go right ahead, I will take Mama Nature before all others. All atheists care about is to keep **religion** (fantasy longings of humans, for what??) OUT OF THE GOVERNMENT. Our founding fathers were so, SO much smarter than the dingbat politicians today it makes me sick…..not the FF’s, oh my NO….those guys knew how much trouble and misery *religion* could muck up the new independent nation if it was allowed to insinuate itself into the entire populace of America with fairytales of that invisible “whatever” they so adore.

Bible thumpers keep telling non-believers to “prove” God does NOT
exist. *YAWN* Hello?

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVE THE NON-EXISTENCE OF ANYTHING!

Keith April 17, 2011 at 6:50 am

Put the flags out everybody! Lorraine has finally come to her senses — she’s kicked the mythical God out of her life!

I have NEVER believed all that claptrap in the Bible; not even as a child, and boy was I made to suffer by the local Priest! He used me as an example of an “unbeliever”, “heathen” and worst names in front of the class who were all terrified of him. I told him once that there was “more truth in my Superman comics that in his stupid bible” and I got a thrashing for that!

I am now a Unitarian because they are a worldwide community that encourages you to think for yourself. They affirm that everyone has the right to seek for truth and meaning for themselves. The funamental tools for doing this are one’s own life experiences, one’s own understanding, and the prompting of one’s own conscience, and the best setting for doing this is in a community that welcomes you as you are – beliefs, doubts, questions and all – but which also stimulates and challenges you.

Why the Unitarians? They were called that because of their emphasis on the unity or oneness of God as against the Trinitarian emphasis . . . . . and in these modern times because they affirm the essential unity or oneness of mankind and creation.

Myself, I believe in the oneness of man and nature. Mother nature is my “goddess” if you like. Yes, I’m a Pagan!

Oh, don’t forget that Jesus loves you (?).

Lorraine April 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Sue……I was just going to close up shop here but glad I stopped in before shutting down…..we have some icky weather on the way (or so the oh-so-gleeful-TV weather guys tell us) and I’m kind of a sissy when it comes to things plugged in while lightning is crashing all around me, ya know? I won’t talk on a telephone either. Wireless or landline. Big Sissy. LOL
[still going to check out your organization, see another viewpoint.]

sue April 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Emphasis is on one’s fellow humans, and the planet we live on.

I’m sure there’s much more information via Google. Or check your local yellow pages and see if there’s one near you to check out.

On my first visit I was spotted as a “newbie” and welcomed to the group.

Lorraine April 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Annie…..I refuse to accept the “Tea Partiers” as anything but a group of looney-tunes, without a clue what it [thinks] it knows and no clue what to do with all the tea bags they used to hang from their silly hats. hahahahaha —- If the group has ever published a mission statement of any kind I must have missed it… LOL.

America needs a *third political party* but those dingbats are not The Chosen, for sure.

annie April 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I so agree with that! Separation of Church and State. However the Tea Partiers seem to think the white house is a church!

Lorraine April 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Well I’ll be darned! I just came back to edit my endless harangue and here’s SUE. How nice! I don’t know that organization of yours, do they believe in a supernatural “God” or are you-all on your own to tend to your own life and what is best for you, your family, your community, etc etc??

sue April 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I found the “right place” with the Unitarian Universalists. Behavior to fellow creatures (including and especially humans) is pretty much the keystone.

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