We put a lot of thought into our designs. Even our really stupid ones (maybe that’s all of them). Here’s our thought process behind a design that’s sure to turn a few heads (heck – it’s got the word “fags” emblazoned right in the middle!):
Atheists are often accused of being morally bankrupt. Sad state of the world we live in, but somehow being rational enough to acknowledge that grandiose claims of the supernatural, up to and including a creator god, means that said person making said claims is monstrous, a menace to society, unfit to hold public office or drive a school bus. As we know, it’s simply not true – we’re currently voting on a few folks who are atheist and do demonstrable good works! And even though we can point to numerous places in which nonbelievers find their moral compass without religion, should we even have to? It’s massively evident that a religious upbringing does not automatically make one moral. The strength of one’s faith does not correlate to the strength of one’s ethics.
In no person is this “ideal” more picture perfect than the religious militant. No one denies the existence of muslim extremists calling for the lashing and imprisonment of rape victims, yes , victims. We are all familiar with the Westboro Baptist Church, those god-fearing good Christians who frequently picket the funerals of homosexuals or outside abortion clinics. People bomb buildings. People call for the murder of doctors and authors. And these people are of the strongest faith – in fact, if there’s one thing to take from the behavior of the faithful, it’s that unwavering faith is NOT a virtue.
There’s no such thing as a militant atheist. There’s no such thing as a fundamental atheist. There are no battles fought in the name of atheism, no fatwas or jihads. There are just atheists – some may say “live and let live,” some may argue until they’re blue in the face. Some may actually be closer to agnostics or, deep down, even deists, and some are staunch antitheists. But none of them are threatening believers with violence. None of US are filled with the blind fury and madness that seem to fill the hearts of these stalwart believers. There’s just something about a resolute dogma that fills folks with violence and ire whenever threatened by differing ideas. But an atheist knows that ideas are just that, and they can change. So while the world may be, for the time being, filled with militant folks of all faiths, the militant atheist remains a myth, captured with artistic license here.
You can grab this shirt right up in heres. This design is also in our clearance section, with a bit of a different layout and on different fabric, right over heres. We apologize if your size is sold out – it is clearance, after all.
ALSO – still taking votes for our Atheist Doing the Most Good Contest! These folks ARE militant – about being really decent folks! Hy-UCK!
Kyle Van Son