It’s been a topic of interest lately. People want to stuff religion down other’s throats to watch them gag on it. People want to sell their religion: advertise it, socialize it, and broadcast it. It’s sickening. I’m an atheist, and because I say so, when asked, people stereotype and judge. I do not draw pentagrams on my floor. I do not sacrifice. There is no proof through substantial evidence that a greater being cares about our insignificant lives and rewards us or punishes us based in moral values or behavior. People have a fear, they fear an afterlife. Let us look into the fact, we die our carbon goes back into this wondrous universe, and it is recycled. What is wrong with this earth we live in that we must complicate it. We must make up myths to make ourselves feel good; to give ourselves hope. What hope could you possibly need!? We live, we have evolved an adapted to fit our surroundings. I think that’s a win for the human race. But no, some deny evolution some deny adaption, yet they see it everyday. Have we not built up immunity to disease and antibodies? That itself is adaptation. Those who have religious beliefs often humor me. They pick and choose what is considered right or wrong, they filter what they want, and turn a blind eye to the rest. They acknowledge books and let pages guide them, instead of logical and critical thinking. They sacrifice their life for a belief of an afterlife. A belief that some all powerful being will cater to their every need after death. In the end, when all is done, our lives are what they are. We live, we die and this beautiful earth that we have been given continues to grow and flourish. The ignorance of blinded and close minded people complicate and mask the beauty of which we have been given.