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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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:icongrumpyoldrossco:
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. 
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gnhtd Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
It's not all that bizarre if you consider that that didn't used to be the standart.

If you would've said you don't believe in a god 400 years ago you would've been free to kill / killed in most places on earth and even just a bit less than a hundred years ago you still would've faced discrimination.

That people, atheists don't have to face much anymore in some places on earth is a result of social development regarding secular humanism - where it's still a problem this development stagnates or stopped 
(like how christianity caused laws in some states in america that prevent atheists from participating in politics, laws which still aren't removed despite them being completely against the constitution).
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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.
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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 explanation.it 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 .
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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.
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:iconroseserpenthelm:
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Religion is overrated anyway
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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
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USOtaku013666 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I hate coffee, but I like this picture.
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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.
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:iconrarino:
rarino Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Religion=Opium

Irreligion=Cafine
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:iconkomatsuzaki-xingqi:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
caffeine*
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:iconplanken:
Planken Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
hmm. both taste good.
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wolverinelg Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thank you
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:iconemilysantana:
emilysantana Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
IM IN LOOVE WITH THIS!
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for putting this :D I really like it. Increasingly I'm finding the religion that I was born into to be increasingly bleak and depressing. So you're right, it does help me get up in the morning :)
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GekkoWebbles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Not to sound ignorant, but I really dont get it? Sorry :(.
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:iconxpuppet-masterx:
XPuppet-MasterX Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
how about atheistic coffee?
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:iconchrisdelo:
ChrisDelo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Very nice artwork, and this should offend no one as it is not against anything, it is just expressing the way you feel for your belief/or lack of.

Well done.
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Theoslianwarmachine Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
truer words have never been spoken
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:iconelaboratedredundancy:
I love it
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:iconamaliabastos:
amaliabastos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That picture says it all. I'm just about as passionate about atheism as you.
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kdso Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I am also the same!
but when someone really tries to attack my atheistic faith, i bang really bang him down wid my argument or atleast make him feel doubtful about his own.
otherwise i dont like to argue!
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:iconagent-neo:
Agent-Neo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Hear, hear! YAY for Atheism! :D
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ErnestGrisham Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Very nice.
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:iconnewsiesfreak:
NewsiesFreak Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
VERY COOL SIGN! LOL
you should check out youtube.com/gogreen18
she is an amazing atheist
=]
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:icongreed-kun:
Greed-kun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
No, TheAmazingAtheist is an amazing atheist, he didn't get pwnd by VenomFangX (a creationist) unlike Lacy did
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NewsiesFreak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
ok, tj is the amazing douchebag. and Laci didnt get "pwned" by sean, he is just as much as a douche as TJ is and deserves the threats. Im a personal friend of Laci, so dont try to convince me TJ i amazing. he is an asshole
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Greed-kun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, he IS an asshole, when he's on camera. And BTW, Sean wasn't taken down with death threats from muslums, it was his parents took him down because they were fed up with his shit. I have nothing against Laci, she's really sweet and informitive but very naive in thinking that having a "peaceful" dialouge with Sean would have ended any other way.
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NewsiesFreak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
i know all this already, and they were not fed up with his shit, they found out he was stealing money that we has "donating" and using it to buy personal shit
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:icongreed-kun:
Greed-kun Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Like I said the usual VFX shit.
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:iconnewsiesfreak:
NewsiesFreak Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
yea lol. i dont really care anymore haha
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my-ain-sel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely.
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
"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."
I found very early on that certain people are so easily provocated that sometimes merely seeing me in my physical presence, with all the cuts and androgyny, drives them to the conviction that I'm either psycho or evil - just the way it's described in The God Delusion, they interfere with my private business on purpose. It's a bit tedious, but hey, life is a nuisance anyways.

Just today, I met a "converter" kind of Christian, and I offered her a bargain of sorts: let us fight, and let our survival decide on whether the miracle-thing she was talking about is right. I'd use my evolved abilities such as stamina, hitting strength, agility, etc. - while she'd have an invisible 'helper' who could quite easily euth me for dissenting, as he allegedly did to a lot of people in times of the Old Testament. Guess what? She was scared away. How firm a belief was hers? L0L.
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SeveredMoi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Fucking love this!!!
Don't worry about offending, art always offends someone somewhere in my opinion that means it's doing it's job to inspire! If art was kept from offending there wouldn't be any! Keep it up I'd love to see more like it!
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MuseSusan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Thanks! I do have another idea, but I haven't gotten around to implementing it. I also haven't gotten around to putting it on a tshirt. Basically I'm lazy. :-)
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accidentalfaith Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
fucking great!
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:iconmusesusan:
MuseSusan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Thanks!
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DirteeBonez989 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, Great T-Shirt Concept
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Polaris29 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Nice, you inspired me to make a coffee cup like this.
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Bakkus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hemant Mehta is my new personal hero.
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:iconmusesusan:
MuseSusan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
*gloats* I got to meet him when he came to Albany, and I got a signed copy of his book!
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Bakkus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D:
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JazzlasterBoris Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
I never really liked Christianity. But that doesn't mean I want to go out and destroy it. I guess the thing I really hate is Christian Rock. It's just unimaginative. And Christian Heavy Metal is...just...confusing.
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a3dkid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
I like you, I'm a Muslim, but I don't follow those Bin laden worshipers, because I don't want fights, and the most peaceful men are men who aren't extreme, and only people near Bin Laden agrees agrees with Bin Laden, here in Indonesia, we don't like him.

I don't what people to become like-

Atheist - Josef Stalin

Christian,Jew? - Hitler

Muslim - Osama Bin Laden
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:iconmusesusan:
MuseSusan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
It's always the people who are the most extreme who get noticed by the media and everything. Then everyone in the same basic group gets accused of being just like them. I know there are very few Muslims who would agree with what Bin Laden is doing, just as there are very few atheists who would be anything like Stalin (and I don't know about Bin Laden, but what Stalin did was not motivated at all by atheism anyway). It's frustrating that we always hear about only the worst people.
I agree with you; I don't want fights and I just can't understand why we kill each other for such idiocy.
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Matoko-Shizaki Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Very clever! It certainly makes you think about the philosophy behind atheism, that is to say the parts of it that keep you up and help you wake up.
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MuseSusan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
:-) That's what I was hoping for!
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StewieTheGiant Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Its a shame that a lot f Atheists aren't as open-minded as you are.
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sandmanda Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Destruction of religion is implausible. Some people need it, some don't. it will always be around, in some form. I am an atheist, but like MuseSusan, I simply like the philosophy and discussion involved. A good, long debate with a sensible yet stubborn theist always leaves me in a good mood. I love people with gusto and stubbornness behind their beliefs. Hearing different perspectives from your own helps you keep an open mind.
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StewieTheGiant Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
True true.
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