Back in 1967 I was riding with some L.A. Chapter Hells Angels, – in a car, not on bikes – to a Love-in up around San Diego. I’m not quite sure why they went to love-ins unless it was to meet up with some drug dealers, but in any case I was invited along by a friend in the Angels and being the adventurous type, I couldn’t pass it up.
Along the way, a young gal in the car, an Angels wanna-be, started running her mouth about how “if you ain’t one of us…” and the guy driving snarled at her that she wasn’t one of us and to shut the fuck up. Ahh, peace and love. I should tell you about the time they shot the player piano to death, but that’s really a different story.
Anyway, that little confrontation stuck in my memory, because it’s pretty much how everyone is. We form our groups and cliques with their attitudes and boundaries, and if you aren’t for ours, then you must be against ours.
This morning I see that another Christian/Atheist confrontation has made the news, with the atheists suing over a Jesus statue that’s supposed to be a war memorial in Colorado. There’s a lot of people who’ve converted to No Religion/No God, or else simply rejected the religious teachings that were stuffed into their little, vulnerable, developing minds, and most of these atheists are around college age. They’re primarily the ones leading the anti-religion crusade.
Christians are claiming that it’s communists who are trying to destroy Christianity and bring down America, and maybe some are, but it’s reality and common sense along with all the clashing preachers and the insanity of Islam that’s waking people up, if you ask me.
We’re in a transitional period now. Religion is on it’s way out even as Islam is trying to convert the world, and if you want a tougher person to convert to Islam than a Christian, it’s an atheist. Atheists have already rejected all gods and faith, and they did so through rational thinking and not because anyone forced them into it or boggled their minds as children with a bunch of ceremonial horseshit.
Religion couldn’t last forever. This is a tech world now where superstition is silly and things that go bump in the night all have factual explanations. Our Western world is steadily dividing between those who believe and those who don’t and won’t, and the division is growing.
I see this as a good thing for the Christian types, as their final battle isn’t against atheists, it’s against Muslims, and they couldn’t ask for a stronger ally in their cause than millions of atheists. In this battle, the difference between the numbers of atheists and Christians doesn’t matter at all. It’s the total of the two as a combined force that matters, and I really think the atheists have a much stronger hand. They don’t accept ANY god. How do you convert that?
The Christians have a choice. They can bow down to the god of Islam and not be killed, so many of them would cave in. Not so the atheists, they have no choice. It’s kill or be killed with them. So for me, a person who hates Islam, the more atheists the merrier.
The animosity between the Atheists and Christians will all be forgotten when they have to face the Muslims. Hard to say how it will all end, but if the Muslims lose, who knows, maybe the Atheists and Christians will find a new tolerance for each other.
I’m not either one, you see. I know there’s a God because I met it, and I can tell you that the real God has no use at all for religion.