If you hang out in the atheist part of the Internet, then you’ve probably come across at least a handful of some of our cringey memes. They’re some of the more shameful creations that you’ll see from our community. You get everything from ugly fonts, low image quality, and multiple layers of filters on screenshots, to fallacies, oversimplification of philosophical questions, and things that are really just mean. Below are a few popular memes that I’ve seen since I started my Twitter, and why I think they should probably just not exist. Enjoy!
The reason I started seeing so many of these all of a sudden is because I just started an Instagram! There are a plethora of accounts dedicated only to the atheist meme cause, and a lot of them actually bothered me a lot. On many accounts, I saw in their bios that “no religious people allowed” or something along those lines. However, I suppose it makes sense because so many memes have no point other than just saying disgusting things like “religion is a mental illness” or “religion is what you get when you don’t use your brain!” I guess that fellow atheists are supposed to get their confidence boosted from this, but it just adds to the way that people perceive atheists as cruel, condescending know-it-alls.
Instead of adding fuel to the fire, check out my brand new Instagram instead! I solemnly promise you that I will never post a cringey atheist meme. If, however, you want to see more of these, I recommend looking through the Cringey Atheist Memes Twitter account, which is where I was able to find a lot of these.
What do you think? Are they as bad as I think they are? Let me know!