Atheist Pride Day

Today is June 6th, Atheist Pride Day!


I’ve been out about 4 years now, and it’s the greatest feeling in the world. I feel so free and so happy. This is a feeling I want for all people who are oppressed by religion—anyone tortured by the threat of hell, anyone in the LGBTQ community, women oppressed by religion, anyone who has been hurt by genital mutilation or whose face has been burned with acid, anyone who has been discriminated against or who fears coming out because they are scared of losing their friends, family, or job… anyone who is not benefitting from potentially life-saving scientific advances because of religious hinderances on stem-cell research, anyone who is suffering through an unwanted pregnancy because of religion, anyone who cannot get access to birth control she wants because of religious hinderances, anyone who cannot get all of the care they need because they are in a Catholic hospital, anyone who is being forced to listen to or participate in prayers in schools or in the military, anyone whose life is in danger because they do not believe in a god and it is illegal in their country.

I want everyone to be free. No one is free while others are oppressed. Changes are happening—slowly, but surely. We are winning this fight. We know it. They know it. And I am so proud to be a part of it. This is history in the making.

Dave Muscato
Public Relations Director

Be proud of your atheism!

  • Kathy Ferrell

    Here! Here! I’ve been an atheist for going on four years now and I feel so free now. May god strike me dead on then spot if I am not serious. I have told many folks that I do not believe in a god and then usually invite the strike down from god. Haven’t had anyone turn away yet or jump back from what they think is coming.

    • Courtney

      Maybe you should change your wording to, “may god strike YOU dead if I’m not serious.” Just to see who looks up in fear.

    • catherine

      If you don’t believe in God or a god why are you saying for God to strike you dead? Makes no sense as does none of the atheist views. And I’m not religious either! But you proud atheist sure do make the rest of us look real stupid with your ridiculous views. Just be thankful that some higher power a god/ God, the “good Lord” or whatever you want to call him/her, has have mercy on your pitiful foolish self. It’s just pure mercy as to why you’re still alive. And may that higher power strike me dead if I’m not right!

      • spiral115

        there are no atheist views except that gods do not exist. Just to let you know. you know… just so you don’t sound stupid.

      • Tee

        If you are not an athiest, why are you even on this site & responding to posts?

        • zuko

          You’re not religious, yet you bash the people who are proud of not believing in a god. Are you saying that this “higher power” has the ability to kill whoever they please? Is that why children die young and people suffer from diseases? That’s because of natural science, no outside influence

  • The Truth Bearer

    who are you people calling Mathew, mark, luke, john, paul, james, peter, & jude,steven, Thomas, phillip, & john the baptizer LIARS?

    • spiral115

      Oh oh oh!Pick me I know I know!!!

      We are the rational ones!

    • PraiseEinstein

      It’s John the Baptist, and I’m sure he believed he was truthful. However, if I honestly believe there is a pigeon in my ear that shouldn’t be solid evidence of the improbable, no matter how credible I may seem.

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  • Richard Rosario

    always amused at people who do not get irony and sarcasm…no wonder so many people believe in religion.

  • Michael Moores

    we are what we are cause some point in are life God refused to listen or take action on are dispare miserly. makes us not believe in the higher power.

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