Atheists, Atheists, Atheists. (That was tough to type for some reason) They’re like their own little exclusive club.
“Well, I don’t like the Christian side of things… and I don’t like the other religions, they’re just a bit weird. It’s too bad there’s not a third choice.”
“Wait a minute. Let’s make our own association and not believe anything.”
“Hey, that’s not bad. We could call it Anti-Godists.”
“No no. That’s a bit wordy. Let’s call it Ha-ha-we’ve-got-our-own-thing-now-leave-us-alone-ists.”
“No, that’s wordy too. What about itheists, you know, with a small ‘i’. Kind of like ipod. It’s catchy ya? …itheists…”
And so it went on till the eventual conversion to Atheists (big “A”). Sounds a bit more legitimate.
But there’s a backfire in this plan. By rejecting God, they put him in the spotlight. They firmly pronounce that they don’t believe in God and give all these reasons. It’s like they have to justify breaking off from the norm. The good thing about it is that it sparks a thought in the hearer. The hearer entertains the eventual thought, “What do I believe?” This question is altogether approved by religion. It’s good to figure out what you believe. And if you don’t know… go find out.
From a different perspective, the curse word “GD” might just get phased out by Atheists and Christians alike. For instance:
Construction workers are building a structure and one of them hits his thumb with a hammer.
Worker A: “Owww! God!#$*@!”
Worker B: “Oh, I’m Atheist. I don’t believe in God.”
Worker A: “Oh… so it’s just *!$%@!?”
Worker B: “Right… we’re trying to get rid of God and you’re not helping.”
Worker A: “Well, that just doesn’t properly communicate what I’m feeling.”
Worker C: “Yes… and while we’re at it, I’m a Christian and don’t like the use of that word either.”
Worker A: Uh, I thought the founding fathers came here to get away from oppression.”
Worker D: (mockingly) “ Ooooh. Help! Help! I’m being repressed.”
Worker A: “That’s Oppressed you idiot”
Worker D: “Ah… same difference.”