I recently came across a pretty precise definition of a word I first heard used in jest on the Freedom Feens talk show: Stathiest. It goes like this:
a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods, yet believes in the religion of Statism. Worships and Pledges Allegiance to a Flag or Country. Thinks voting and the political process is progression for humanity. Casts out fundamentally religious people who participates in “voluntarily” organizations yet forces people to participate in their dogma via the barrel of a gun. Treats other humans as omnipotent “humans” with extra special rights over the ones below them. Feels obligated to pay “tithings” to the religion of the State because of the logical reasoning you were born here. Feels the fallible human race cannot progress without the leadership or ruling class of fallible humans.
I waited until the appropriate article on Alternet, which is packed full stathiests, came along to post it as a comment just to see the reaction I’d get. It didn’t take long before one appeared. My comment was the first, so it received a ton of attention and set the stathiests there on fire. I had a good time trolling and poking fun at their disgusting belief system.