Cross stitch pattern of one of the atheist symbols. There really isn’t one universal symbol. I just think this one is the coolest. Download the PDF here: Atheism Pattern
Grid Size: 98W x 87H
Design Area: 6.86″ x 6.07″ (96 x 85 stitches)
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I live in a conservative state, and even now, people are more likely to accept that you’re gay than that you don’t believe in God. It’s weird, there are billboards here that say things like “Jesus is king”, “Do you know the truth?”, and the worst of them all “Are you going to Heaven or Hell?” Now, I know a lot of this stuff isn’t anti-atheism, but rather pro-Christianity. These shouldn’t be seen as attacks, except the Hell one that is literally a threat, but you can understand how frustrating it is to see things like that.
To be fair, I have never been attacked or yelled at for my non-belief. Usually when I tell someone I’m an atheist, they respond with something along the lines of “oh okay then.” I’ve only ever had one person not know what it meant. Then again, I don’t exactly have a huge sample size though since I haven’t told a lot of people. The thing with atheism is that you can pass super easily, that is unless you spell it out by wearing this swanky Freedom From Religion Foundation T-shirt. I think people just assume I believe because I don’t catch fire when I step inside a church.
I like to look at the Bible as a collection of stories no different from other ancient books like The Odyssey or King Arthur. Yeah, some of the stories may be based on real people or events, but the stories have been told and retold so many times that eventually you get a guy getting swallowed by a fish for three days instead of just washing up on shore after a shipwreck. I know some people who believe in some parts like Jesus’ resurrection, but not in other parts like Noah’s Arc, and it makes me wonder how many people truly believe that if they went back in time they would see events unfold exactly like it says in the Bible. There are so many things that could be metaphorical or parables, that it’s no big stretch to assume that everything is a parable, not as a lesson directly from any god, but as a moral code passed from parents to their children in the form of stories. You know, like ancient Mr Rodger’s.