people keep asking me to write why i’m an atheist. that’s kind of hard. i don’t consider myself an atheist. i don’t argue with religious people that there is no god. i’m arguing to take the definition of god back. the god of the bible is intellectually indefensible, but somehow religious institutions have convinced us that being able to ignore your god given intellect is a sign of strength. that’s the most amazing magic trick i can think of. there is a power behind the universe that i will never understand, but i admire, respect and attempt to know more about. i understand that this power does not have a story that can be told in feeble human language through a book with an ending. our ability to reason is the greatest evidence of this power, and i’d rather call that power “god” than the xenophobic- homophobic-sexist-racist-genocidal-homicidal-infanticidal deity with the emotional maturity of a 7 year-old we are force fed in the bible. i speak on it all the time, because i know i’m not the only one who understands this, but some of my fellow free thinkers need to see someone step out there.