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Atheism and Coffee... by MuseSusan Atheism and Coffee... by MuseSusan
DISCLAIMER: I am a very passionate atheist, and I love to argue philosophy and religion. Nevertheless, I try very hard to avoid starting conflicts, and in general I don't pick religious fights or arguments unless someone starts them first. Thus far my DeviantArt gallery has been totally free of controversial images, and I'd like to keep it mostly that way. If you came here for the insects and flowers, don't worry, there are plenty more coming. I don't intend to offend anybody with this, but it's definitely a piece of my art, however simple, and I want to share it.

Whew, that's over with. Anyway, this is just a little image I cooked up, somewhat inspired by the title of a blog I ran across, and my random musing on the things atheism and coffee have in common: they can both be addictive, some people don't like them, they come in different flavors, they both keep me awake at night, they both help me get up in the morning… I liked those last two so much I thought they'd be good on a t-shirt, so I drew this little design in Photoshop. The "A" on the mug is the "Scarlet A" of the Out Campaign, which has grown on me a bit as a symbol since it was first proposed.

Anyway, this was fun, and I need to get back in the habit of drawing things in Photoshop, so I might make a little series of these. I already have another idea: "Atheism and chocolate: two things that are good for the soul."

EDIT: Oops! I forgot to plug Friendly Atheist Forums, the messageboard of the Friendly Atheist, where I got the idea. I invite everyone to check it out, join, and jump in on the discussions--theists included!

(I meant to plug it anyway, but now I really have to since Hemant was kind enough to plug my picture!)
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GrumpyOldRossco Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
The thought of "coming out of the closet as an Atheist" seems really bizarre. I live in Australia and religion is not a big thing here. 
EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am an atheist who drifted into it from Lutheranism (started 1955 or so...).

I, however, do not wish to "come out of the closet" to close friends or acquaintances. I'd get arguments, resentment and unpleasantness I'd not enjoy remembering or be able to forget. I'd also risk being fired -not booted from the office, just not get reappointed. No sense in getting problems from being outspoken.
joeynyeh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
i do not really respect atheists,to say the answer to every thing is 'SCIENCE' without a semi rational grates on my nerves, without a God where did the matter that created the universe come from. What about natural and scientific laws, if everything comes from something what about the universe or life itself .
RollerTrack3 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014
The answer, we don't know, but I'd rather not jump to the conclusion there's a psychopathic omnipotent being, whom has always been with no explanation and completely contradicts himself and refuses to simply show himself and simply toys with the people he 'loves' so much.
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Religion is overrated anyway
death-by-crackmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lol love this i love a good arguement too, i had a funny incident at school once my friend found out i was athiest and 4 sum reason he told a teacher nearby the teacher came up to me slapped me on the 4head and said be healed! lol
USOtaku013666 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I hate coffee, but I like this picture.
zappy598 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Considering that intelligence (and information) and just the electrical connections in our neurons, in our brain, (and so information can be destroyed, as it doesn't exist as it is considered to be so when stating that phrase and meaning it), and our cells, everything in fact, is made of atoms (which are in themselves electrical, purely), then to me, it is concievable for the possibility that an eletrical "cloud" of sorts, could form and mimic, copy, or even have, the intelligence of which we know of.

This could be called the soul.

It's conceivable, but I just don't think that it's real.

I say this is why I don't consider the soul to be Spiritual, or, if after some philosophy again and find Spirituality to feasible; Religious, in the sence of an actual God outside our personal mind.

I am an atheist.
rarino Featured By Owner May 25, 2011

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