Friday, December 12, 2008

Do they want to destroy us?

I have a program called StatCounter running on this site. For those of you who aren't savvy about running websites, there are free programs out there that a webmaster can use to monitor how many people are visiting the site, which country (and even city) they come from, which pages they visited, and how they got to your site in the first place. They even allow us to single-out individual users. It's a bit Big Brother-ish, but oh well.

I'm always very interested in they keywords which lead people to my site from search engines. The most popular term is "atheist's riddle", and that one post brings in about a third of my visitors. Other popular terms include, "Darwin eye", "atheists are immoral", "why do I need to believe in god", etc.

But then I get a spattering of more disturbing searches, such as "kill atheists" and "destroy atheism".

Is that really what religious people want? I hope not. But somehow, I think it's not beneath many of them to believe that it is necessary or that their imaginary friend commands it. This, my atheist friends, is why religious fundamentalists must never be allowed to create theocracies in our countries. Atheism could then be punishable by death, like it is in some other countries.

1 comment:

tina FCD said...

I know what you mean. Some of the content that religious people write to the FSM site are downright crazy.
It's satire and some people take it serious. Very scary,