Tuesday 22 March 2011

Off topic: 'A' Week

Some days I decide that since this is my blog, I'll say whatever I like, even if it's not about work! This is my major outlet to the world that is.
Heck, Tim does it all the time ;-)

This week, besides being my birthday week, is 'A' Week. It basically means tell others you’re an atheist and proud of it week. Start some discussions with people about your atheism.
A Week is not about being disrespectful to religion or people who have religious views, it’s about quietly showing that there are more people than may be realised who are ‘Good without God’ and who don’t need religion to influence their lives. Link
Recently I saw Chris asking the question, I was very curious to see who responded. Around the world responses differ when it comes to talk about people's beliefs. This week is about helping break down those barriers as some people even feel bullied for a variety of unfortunate reasons. Of course, at times around the world it goes both ways, so the week is also about understanding that it's not opposing sides of the fence, but a way of life unto it's own.

Many, myself included, would like a world of religious freedom - people can believe anything they want, as long is it does not harm or annoy others. And this goes for many more things beyond religion.

This has been said by others in a much more eloquent manner, but I enjoy the wonders of the universe without looking for something imaginary.


1 comment:

Tim... said...

I would go further and say my blog is almost totally off-topic. The on-topic posts are actually the rarity. :)

Regarding the real content of the post. I try to avoid all flag-wavers. As you say, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but they have no right to expect me to care about their opinion. :)

Have a happy 'A' week. ;)