Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9/11: If Atheists Ran the World

Three thousand innocent people would still be alive today if Osama bin Laden were an atheist. He wouldn't have started a terrorist network that flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center, because atheists know that we only get one chance on this beautiful Earth, and the waste of even one human life is tragic.

If President Bush had been an atheist, 150,000 innocent civilians (mostly women and children in Iraq) who were killed by American bombs would instead be alive today. Bush wouldn't have responded to bin Laden's attack with irrational, hate-laced retribution, fueled by the "Jericho Complex" that says it's OK to murder innocent civilians, "men and women, young and old, including the oxen, the sheep, and the donkeys, slaughtering them all." (Joshua 6)

If American society was non-Christian and non-religious, we would not have put up with Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld's immoral, holier-than-thou war against innocent Muslims in Iraq who never did anything to us. The majority of Americans would have quickly realized what the atheist minority saw all along, that it was all about oil and money, and that the Christianity-versus-Islam flames that were fanned by the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld triumvirate was nothing more than cynical manipulation of public opinion by evil men to achieve political/economic gain.

If the American Congress was full of elected atheist congressmen and senators, they would have quickly seen through the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld smokescreen. Instead of prayers on the Capitol steps, they would have worked with our military experts to devise a sensible, restrained campaign to root out the terrorists without killing ten times more civilians than terrorists.

Unlike some atheists, I don't blame all the world's evils on religion. Most wars, including Afghanistan and Iraq, are about money and power. But religion is used as a tool of war; without it, most wars couldn't be fought in the first place, because people would come to their senses and realize that we're all just humans, stuck here on this Earth together, and that life is too precious to waste.

The 9/11 attacks, and everything that followed, simply wouldn't have happened without religion to fuel the hatred on all sides.


  1. This is absolutely true. 9/11 was my wake up call and one of the main reasons I am a strong Atheist today. This viewpoint needs to become mainstream. I sure wish more folks would come out in support of it.

  2. I don't feel being an Atheist or Christian or Muslim or any other religion/Non religion has anything to do with the fact that this was about Oil and Money. I think your statements are kinda of stupid. Evil people do evil things it would not of made a rats ass of a difference if the entire world was Atheist.

    Whether someone believes in God or not has no bearing on how Human someone is. I don't give a rats ass if someone believes or doesn't believe in God/Religion.

    Stick to the facts which are that it was all about Oil/Money/Power and nothing to do with whether your a Muslim or Atheist or whatever. To even mention that is the exact same thing you just said about using religion to fuel war.

    To try and disprove someones beliefs and designate your whole life to this is ridiculous. To Truly be Human is to accept that we are all different and get along without stupid petty arguments about whether God exists or doesn't exist.

    We have no right to tell someone who believes that he doesn't exist and the reverse is true.

  3. Lawrence - thanks for your comments. I see your point, but I just don't agree with you.

    "With or without [religion], you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion." -- Steven Weinberg.

    I believe that.


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