This post by Mak got me thinking about all the times I’ve been accused of secretly advocating devil worship – or at the least being fooled by Satan. People will read something I’ve written about religion and just plainly ignore it. Threatening me with eternal hellfire will work because it’s flashy. Or something.
I’m realizing that I’m not doing a great job of being an amoral heathen devil worshiper.
A lot of other atheists are in the same boat, too. They lead lives where they do things like read books, talk about not-religious stuff, and practice hobbies. As far as I can tell, nobody’s leading others into lives of debauchery and sin. I feel like I’m letting Christians down by not living up to their standards.
So, today is going to be a mandatory devil fun time day (trademark and patent pending). I’m not sure why it falls on today. Maybe 2/22 is one third of 666? Or maybe it’s because it’s so random that I’m secretly channeling commands from THE DARK ONE directly. If you can come up with a better excuse, let me know in the comments.
Also, I don’t want to limit my unholy servitude to just one bad goat-person-man-bear-pig. As an atheist, I’m open to options. Maybe worshiping Yahweh’s wife, Asherah could be a thing. Would I have to call her Goddess, or Mrs. God? How did she feel when Yahweh went behind her back and fathered Jesus with some other woman?
I’m getting off topic.
Anywho, I think today should be a fun day filled with doing at least one thing that makes you happy (preferably that doesn’t involve committing a felony). Maybe take a break from Lent. Maybe go skateboarding in a public park. Or maybe starting a brand new cult and filing paperwork with the IRS so you can live a tax-free life.
Personally, I’m going to go fly a kite, weather permitting. I wonder what the etiquette is for prayer to Satan. I hope it doesn’t involve dancing.