I truly believe that the religious right has attempted to hijack conservative American politics, I have decided that I am not only no longer fearful to be labeled an Atheist, but I’m also downright proud of it. I don’t need the fear of some fictional final retribution to live a good life. Nor does the promise of everlasting life on some cloud with a bunch of other followers intrigue me. I live by the golden rule, just because that’s how I want to live my life, not because I’m afraid of what will happen to me if I don’t.
Unfortunately, today’s Christian conservatives, especially the ones who try to shove their religion down everyone’s throat, are making a mockery of the religion they profess to adhere to. It’s become a club for good ol’ boys to feel superior to the rest of us mere mortals, who just want to live and let live. If Christianity is a club with members such as Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Randall Terry, Bill Frist, and others of their ilk *who accepted Donald Trump ) – then yes, I’m proud, damned proud, to opt out and call myself an Atheist. Good job Conservative Christians, you’ve shown me the light.