May 28, 2010
WHAT SHALL WE DO?
As we antitheists know all too well, the advancement of society has fallen under the grave threat of those who believe differently from us. For far too long, many of us have taken the attitude of “live and let live”, a dangerous proposition if ever there was one. We certainly would not take this approach with a malignant tumor and we simply cannot afford to take it with religion either. As with any cancer, it needs to be excised before it can metastasize any further.
My good friend JT, a rising star in the free thought movement, has written extensively about the importance of controlling what other people think. He recommends a strategy that starts with logic and reasoning, followed by ridicule and mockery when that fails. While these certainly appear to be sound tactics, I find myself wondering what we should do if we are still unable to coerce these god-drunk fuckwits into compliance with our standards. Like many other Xangans who are too lazy and/or stupid to formulate their own thoughts, I generally defer to JT on these matters. As you may have heard though, he recently came down with a case of boiling blood. I have therefore decided to ponder this on my own, freeing him to concentrate on his recovery so that he can get back to planning SKEPTICON III as soon as possible (for those who are unfamiliar, Skepticon is the midwest’s largest gathering of like-minded people expressing the same sentiments to each other over and over for the purpose of advancing civilization).
Basically, I think our solution lies with isolation and containment. In short, those who refuse to accept reality should be relocated to designated sequestration zones. There they can be assigned to public works projects and other duties that will enable them to serve humanity rather than hinder its progression with the continued proliferation of irrationality. With the passage of time, the productivity and utility of sequestrates will of course diminish due to illness, old age, and general unfitness for labor. At this point, we can compassionately and humanely sunset them. Within a few generations we should be able to begin phasing out the sequestration zones. In the mean time, humankind can continue to evolve without hindrance from the superstitious wackos who have anchored us in the dark ages for so long.
Of course the execution of such an initiative is well beyond the capabilities of a few concerned citizens and the government would obviously need to be involved. Just how might we bring that about? This I do not know. Perhaps though our wise leader the Zerowing will soon be well enough to enlighten us.