A popular American atheist Youtuber who calls himself ‘Amazing Atheist’ proved why he is amazing. He declared his support for Trump in the coming Presidential election.
Not only did he encourage them to vote for Trump — he proudly said that he won’t vote. Which galls me. How the fuck are we supposed to ensure separation of church and state if we don’t vote? And how do you endorse a candidate who says he’ll violate that boundary with statements like, “When I’m President, we are going to start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again, that I can tell you”? I mean…what?!
He’s not doing it to support atheism, folks, because Trump would be bad for atheism. He’s doing it because Trump is racist and sexist, and thus pissing off all the people the racist, sexist side of atheism pisses off. It’s not about atheism. It’s about showing off how rude you can be to the most sidelined, marginalized people in this country.
Welcome to YouTube atheism, folks. It confirms what I’ve been saying in the worst possible way.
There is a racist wing of Atheism — a viciously racist wing of racism of atheism — that is taking over much of our internet presence, especially on YouTube. It’s why I don’t say I’m an anti-theist, anymore. I cannot, in good conscience, convince someone loved by a liberal church who is passionate about progressivism that doesn’t God exist only to put them in a group of passionate Trump supporters, or be seen as associating with them.
Here’s the deal: This represents me. Yeah, I know. Atheism is just about a lack of belief in God, you can’t control what other people think, they’re not a hivemind yada, yada, yada. I’ve heard it all a zillion times before. Let’s be real here.
When you raise that Trump flag high on YouTube as the biggest atheist YouTube celebrity in the world, you’re affecting the way people view atheists. I have these conversations with people all the time. Just Thursday someone was talking about how atheists are sexist, racist, etc., for the most part, and when they see the top YouTuber endorsing Trump…it’s not hard to see why.
By just being an atheist you will not become a rational person. Atheism is a rational view concerning only about one among the several irrational beliefs that rule our society, namely god belief. Getting rid of other irrationalities like beliefs in supremacy of a particular race/caste/gender/nationality etc may need more effort on your part.