I keep toying with "non-theist," but it has the ring of "you are trying to fake me out, when you are really an atheist."
I really want to be called the Anti-Christ, but that doesn't work very well either.
I am old enough now that I may try "Reprobate," that has a certain ring to it.
Right VikingDon! If someone is doing something nice with an ulterior-motive, they obviously aren't being selfless. If I do something nice, it's because I WANT to, plain and simple!
I am with you, but only when they use it to show how wonderful they are, which is probably any time that person feels the need to reveal moral superiority over the soulless. Hmmm, sounds like I totally agree with you. Ha.
Dude, who needs an other-defined rejection as a core identity?
Couldn't agree more, I'm a skeptic secular humanist and a a scientific materialist.
Je suis un Athée Napoléonienne.
I am an atheist. I love saying it, and I love telling people whom I trust. Some people shudder, but it's just the stigma of the word and not the meaning. Normally those whom I trust and care about take the time to find out what I believe. As I share my thoughts they can see where I am coming from, and their stigma around that word begins to change. I think that is how we flip this word. One person as a time. The more who identify, the more the stigma will change. I do agree with Ruth that to identify as a non- is silly, but when religion is the norm, the word atheist is a clear stand as a complete rejection of religion.