It was my intention to close my Twitter account when I hit 10,000 tweets. I don’t know why I haven’t, probably something like not expecting to hit it so soon so I’m a little surprised, but I’m feeling a little lost at the moment. Social networking is difficult for me at the best of times. I’m not social, and I’m not a people person so it’s a real drag sometimes.

Over the last few days I’ve been overcome by a sense of embarrassment when I have the #atheist and #atheism columns running on my TweetDeck screen. Well over 90% of what is said by fellow “atheists” on there is taking things a little too far in my book.

@asonofselene said “Even though some one’s beliefs seem ‘stupid’ to you, calling them stupid will only alienate them and make you look stupid” and that’s absolutely correct. I don’t find Christianity stupid, I sure it’s comforting to people in their lifes. No, what I think is stupid is perverting history and science, and that’s what I sometimes am overly passionate about, and leads me to swearing like a trooper.

As an atheist, I don’t have an issue with any organised religion, I don’t notice it, it just doesn’t register with me. Religion is that relevant to me.

But I’ll be damned if I want Christianity to disappear, be silenced, persecuted or anything of the sort. I’ll be in the front of the queue for your human rights to be protected, even if you won’t give atheists like me the time of day and damn me to hell for eternity.

So now it’s hit me why I wanted to close my Twitter account and start a new one. I want a quiet time on Twitter. I want more than just atheism on my timeline.

By mh

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