AN ATHEIST IN A MOMENT OF CRISIS
Theist and in particular Christians like to promote the idea that in times of great crisis everyone even atheists seek out god. They believe that when the chips fall that we all resort back to god as our only refuge. This can be seen in the popularity of the expression “There are no atheist in fox holes.” Which is suppose to highlight the fact that in war there are no atheist I suppose. I honestly think this is load of crap. Today I talked to a friend who said that when he got into his wreck and he screamed “Oh my god.” He explained that his first thought was to think of god in his time of need. I too got in a wreck which most would consider a moment of crisis because I almost lost my life. But one of the things I remember about my wreck was the fact that as it was taking place I never once thought of or about a mythical being. I remember exclaiming “This sucks” but other than that I never prayed or chanted or anything else like that. I mean what else could I say other than “This sucks?” So I reject this notion that when we arrive at crisis’s in our life that we will go running and screaming back to mythical beings. Aren’t we perfectly capable of going through trying and scary times without referencing mythical beings?