‘Atheism Is The Only Logical Worldview,’ Says Man Who Was Converted To Atheism By Memes

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As of October 2017 months of research and analysis on behalf of the organization The Atheist’s Apostle has discovered “memes” to be a major tool of evangelism for atheists. Thousands of atheists who claim that their atheism is merely a lack of belief in a god have taken to the internet in storm in hope to evangelize others with their lack of belief. The Facebook page the Philosophical Atheist has put aside most of his philosophy for the last couple of years to reach multitudes of Facebookers with memes suggesting how irrational all religion is.

So far it seems their lack of belief is spreading across the net at a phenomenal rate. One Richard Dawkins fan by the name ‘dawkins_disciple_666,’ for example, posted a long, meandering rant online wherein he argued that atheism is the only mature, rational position one can hold regarding the existence of God. The 34-year-old explained in his testimony that he converted to atheism by a series of memes on the internet,

“Unlike those brainwashed fundies, we atheists rely solely on logic, reason, and interspection [sic],” the man posted in Reddit’s r/atheism subreddit—the same place where, several months prior, he had come to accept the atheistic worldview after viewing a disparaging ‘philosoraptor’ meme along with an anti-religion “condescending Wonka” image. “I don’t get how anyone can commit intelectual [sic] suicide by saying they belief [sic] in some all-powerful magic fairy god out there up in the sky somewhere. Grow up!”

“Atheism truly is the only logical position,” his testimony concluded, “and the memes are decisive in determining that.”

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4 responses to “‘Atheism Is The Only Logical Worldview,’ Says Man Who Was Converted To Atheism By Memes

  1. While it is a bit disturbing as to the shallowness of reflection and philosophical sophistication evinced by this man, on the one hand, on the other, it seems to me that naturalism and non-theism has nonetheless indeed long-since been vindicated. Cf., e.g., philosopher John Post’s 1987 _The Faces of Existence_.

  2. If memes is the best argument to believe in atheism, then atheist have a very, very long way to go to convincing intelligent people that there is no god. Better call this type of atheist as “MEMEIST” defined as an atheist who has forgone the established method of debate and reasoning and relays on graphical humorous depictions of life as the basis of his belief that there is no god. MEMES are not decisive in determining the truth in any matter, GROW UP!

  3. “When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent. The term is not a slur; it is a technical label. A decadent culture offers opportunities chiefly to the ***satirist***…”

    Jacques Barzun, From Dawn to Decadence (New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000), 11.

  4. Memes of the type described are little other than succinct quotes in an accessible package. I have been an atheist since the age of 12. Raised Catholic in the 1970s, I was already questioning what I was being taught in Church and CCD classes (Catholic Sunday School.) Some of the ideas that allowed me to acknowledge my doubt came about from quotes I read from Voltaire and blips of conversations on TV between Archie Bunker and Mike Styvic (All in the Family.) In a sense, those were the memes of my day.

    When an idea is absurd as religion, it doesn’t take much more than a good Atheist Pig cartoon or a graphic featuring a Christopher Hitchens quip to make the case that what you’re trying to believe makes no sense.

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