Atheists have long criticised devout followers of faith. But now it seems Atheism is stealing from that very religious tradition by erecting a temple of worship.
What do you think about the first ...
Heck, athiests spend more time thinking about God than many people who believe do. Denying it certainly, but that still makes it a religion.
Maybe atheists hate God so bad because they know they can't live the life he expects of us. God only asked us to be kind and reasonable. Is there something wrong with that?
You know, that's something I've never understood. I mean, if you don't want to believe in God, fine, your choice. But why do so many athiests hate so much and be so aggressive and try so hard to damage other people's beliefs? I mean, we aren't hurting them by believing. Why do they want to take one of the most precious things in our life away.
Atheists can't control reasonable people. That makes them extremely nervous because they are completely unreasonable. I tend to leave them alone. I only wish they would do the same but they have shown that they cannot cease hating God and all who do not also hate God. Then they make up excuses for their hate.
I don't know what is more insulting. Is it their hate or their games? Either way atheists should stop screaming hate at people and learn some hint of honesty.
It must suck to be a modern day Christian and unable to torture and persecute folk that are different to them, but the "golden" days of the crusades are long gone. Y'see folks just can't be forced to believe in dumb shit nowadays, even though many in America still do.
Except, my friend, I'm not a Christian. I'm a Pagan. We were the torturees, not the torturers.
I was thinking about this earlier today. Yes, I actually do sit around thinking about stuff. I know it's unusual, but it's what I am.
Athiests have no hope at all of ever converting true believers. I mean, there are people who say they believe in God, people who fear God, people who say they serve God, people who are in awe of God. But the TRUE believe is the one who LOVES God. And by love I mean that God (or in my case Goddess, but the difference is moot) is so important a part of your life, so integrated into everything you do, everything you think, everything you believe, that to take God out of your life would be to literally leave you with nothing at all. THAT'S what it means to love God, and that may be why athiests are so unhappy and bitter and hateful. They KNOW they can never destroy a true believer's faith, and they themselves have nothing at all. I find it so very sad. I feel sorry for them, really.
Atheists use the most prejudicial verbiage imaginable yet there is nothing to their allegations besides what they have imagined. I find myself rejecting atheists from counseling as noncooperative on a routine basis. That means they go back to jail in violation of parole or probation, but if that is how they want it, so be it.
I get my share of Christians in group therapy but I never put them in groups withn atheists. Usually Christians are women with severe PTSD from dealing with atheists. It is amazing that anyone has their resilience, but after what these people have been through, no one could come out undamaged.
Reply to, Bonestucture and Anonymous ll: Yes. You do hurt people when you insist on passing laws based on your interpretation of biblical scripture that limit the rights of good and decent people who's only crime is not living by your rules.
You hurt people by assuming that they are immoral and untrustworthy simply because they don't need to have a/your moral code written out for them in black and white. ( as if you would be out there rapping and pillaging without it yourselves )
If you weren't trying to control people with your religion, then reasonable people wouldn't have to fight you for that control.
Dude, I assume you know how to read. I was AGAINST imposing a religious moral code on people. Please read more carefully next time
It is not the imaginary god that concerns us, it is his benighted followers that need opposing. This distinction is not even subtle, so to miss it implies either a disingenuous answer, or just plain ignorance.