That was just a dream.
I look at pictures of you because I am afraid that you would notice me staring in real life.
I looked at your picture today for countless minutes. It is closer than I’ll ever get to you for real.
I felt like I was looking at a captured animal at a safe distance.
If you knew I was doing this, you would feel sickened and frightened.
That’s why you’ll never know. Years will go by and you’ll never know.
I will never say the things that I want to say to you. I know the damage it would do.
I love you more than I hate my loneliness and pain.” —Henry Rollins
As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a god.
I don’t think there is a god, but belief in him does no harm.
If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me.
It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me.
I would never deny your right to believe in a god. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different god, say… or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral.
It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are.” —Ricky Gervais, Why I’m An Athiest
I never noticed it before and now I realise I always do, but…
I feel physically cold when I’m upset.
Even when you like them and want nothing more than to be closer to them? It’s so painful to be next to someone you feel so strongly about and know you can’t say the things you want to.” —Henry Rollins