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Many atheists embody the grown-up version of smart-ass, schoolyard brats who run around and bully fellow children who have imaginary friends and/or play pretend, as well as taking the wind out of any fantasy-themed event and game. Being "right" and being "in the right" are different things. Many atheists also have sob-stories about how some revelation about religion being fake makes them feel betrayed, or something about overbearing relatives, usually parents, who are puritanically religious. Coincidence? I think not. These things tend to boil down to a desire for revenge.
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aeb0717 wrote:

Many atheists embody the grown-up version of smart-ass, schoolyard brats who run around and bully fellow children who have imaginary friends and/or play pretend, as well as taking the wind out of any fantasy-themed event and game. Being "right" and being "in the right" are different things. Many atheists also have sob-stories about how some revelation about religion being fake makes them feel betrayed, or something about overbearing relatives, usually parents, who are puritanically religious. Coincidence? I think not. These things tend to boil down to a desire for revenge.


That's the impression that I get. An overwhelming stench of spite. That said, some people just grow up secular like in Japan.
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Metazoxan wrote:

This is why I generally hate people who claim to be atheist..... not counting threads like this that encourage people to mention it of course.

The humble ones generally don't say much. They just don't want to believe in god for whatever reason and that's fine. After all there is no meaning in faith in anything, much less god, if you don't choose it. You can't force people to believe anything and trying to do so is wrong.


But then you have the vocal athiests. If they aren't acting like smug asses who have "achieved enlighmenment" and think they are smarter than everyone else they are get pissy over ANY mention of god.

Oh you don't beleive in god? that's nice but why the fuck does this mean a banner that mentions god is offensive? Is the banner forcing you to believe in god? Is your stupid kid so impressionable and listens to you so poorly that if some stranger tells him to believe in god he'll do it?


Again just let me emphasize I don't hate athiests in general. But if they go out of their way to mention they are athiest they are generally part of the problem group. Sure some might just want to share their belief like any religious person would but I don't see that happen nearly as much.


so... it's ok for the believers to be vocal (in fact it's encouraged) but it's not ok for the non-believer to reciprocate. Isn't that actually the problem? If we want one group to stop going on about not believing then the other group needs to shut up about believing right?

For the sake of clarity - I, like you am discounting threads like this were we are being asked to talk about it.


The point I feel that was being made is about HOW you share your beliefs and not the actual sharing of your beliefs.

A lot of Atheists when they do share their beliefs will come off very condescending and very negative towards people that happen to be religious. It's more of an attitude "What kind an idiot are you for believing in a god" not one of "Well I don't believe in a God and here's why I feel that way."

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