Pictures: My Anti-Myth

There were several myths about atheists provided yesterday that seemed to be frontrunners in the ‘bullshit atheists have to deal with’ marathon.  I shall attempt to rebut them with pictures.

From Crommunist:

That atheists believe in a god, but maintain their atheism because they do not wish to be morally constrained

From Glodson:

Atheists are completely intolerant of religious people.

Revylutions gives us:

Atheists eat raw human babies

From James Willamor:

Atheists are bitter and angry and can’t live happy lives.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • cmv

    Nice post, but do Raelians really count as atheists?

  • HumanisticJones

    Technically, yes. They claim no belief in a supernatural deity. All objects of their reverence are understood to be explainable natural phenomenon by their adherents (superhuman extraterrestrials, quantum supercomputers that store their cellular plan, etc.).

    So yeah, as atheistic as some sects of Buddhism, but with less enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree and more Vorlons.

  • Glodson

    The sad thing is this: the worst abusers of these myths are complete immune to both facts and sarcasm.

    And those are my only two weapons.

    Still, I like the project so far. My favorite refutation was the first one, as I would imagine that is the biggest basis for atheist bashing of all the myths.

  • cmv


    Ahh. Thanks!

  • Andrew G.

    What are the two Raelians doing there?

  • Emma

    As a Christian, I gotta admit that we can get pretty annoying, self-righteous, etc. There are different levels of Christians, like there are different levels of other belief sets. There are some of us who are willing to listen to other viewpoints, etc. I casually support gay rights, for example. I think that a lot of us have forgotten that Christianity was based on acceptance. *sigh…* Long story short, let’s try and coexist.