Well, here are some of my genuinely exaggerated confessions:P
If you thought non-religious people did not have sentiments, yes you were almost right that we don’t have unreasonable ones, like quarreling for a piece of supposedly ‘holy’ land, or a wall, or adulating each ones idols, or seeking supremacy in relic books. But we do have sentiments, that usually go unnoticed, and I assure you these are more personal, yet sensible stuff!
It hurts my sentiments when I’m asked to write my religion in the religion field of every application form and that ‘atheism’ is not a recognized entry! Although my recent hack “born hindu” seems to convey a gist of what I feel, that does still hurt my non-religious sentiments!
It hurts my sentiments, when I see that we are non-existent to the Government and media, and they don’t want to give heed to this our swelling diaspora. This community, with obviously higher IQ is ignored, for we understand and endorse Darwinism and not the ‘magic wand bang creationism’!
It hurts my sentiments, when the religious fanatics’ ‘hurt and trampled’ bleating gets all the unnecessary importance, when there’s a whole world full of more important things to be done!
It does not hurt, but only amuses me when an atheist is treated as a traitor or an embodiment of evil, instead of looking at the evidence and reason behind our natural vanity.
It hurts my rational sentiments (oxymoron, I get it), when instead of facing my arguments some of you dodge and hide behind a facade of sentimentalism.
It hurts my sentiments, when they perceive me uncultured, when the truth is that I’m more sanely cultured than even the most religious fanatic, for I have undone the rituals and superstitions and celebrate only the humanness!
It hurts my sentiments, when everyone talks of only sentiments and not of the intellect! How can you run a world by pleasing unreasonable sentiments, blocking all of rationality?
It gravely hurts my non-religious sentiments, when you threaten me of not allowing to have the delicacies for each of the religious celebration, and that alone of all I have mentioned has the most serious impact on me, sometimes making me rethink my stand as an athiest!:P
All said and not done, I feel hurt to see many of you still loosely stuck to your religious webs and pose helpless, while I cherish the bliss of cognizance, that builds through every moment, every day.