Yes, I am atheist

No, I am not going to hell;
Because I do not believe
That one lifetime
Deserves eternal torture

Yes, I deny the existence of a higher power;
Because I do not believe
That a just and merciful god
Allows such evil to exist in the world

No, I do not condone violence
Because I do not believe
That killing, even in the name of God
Can ever be justified

Yes, I support gay marriage and abortion
Because I do not believe
That the Christian bible
Has the right to deny independence and love

No, I do not think that all religious people are bigoted
Because I do not believe
That stereotypes
Are the truth

Yes, I will stand up and fight you
Because I do not believe
That you, or anyone, has the right
To say that my beliefs--or lack thereof--are wrong

No, I am not a stereotype.