posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:31 AM
It's simple really. In the West, we are raised in an environment of EXCLUSIVE religions...we are right, you are wrong. Therefore, when one becomes an
Atheist, he or she retains this "I'm right, you're wrong" attitude. Both the Atheist and the Christian see the other as ignorant, and dismissing
of their "evidence" that supports their belief, whichever side they are on.
There is no "secret" agenda, it's quite overt. In addition, because this country (the US) espouses separation of church and state, the Atheist
finds it offensive when state sponsored (anything) uses judeo-christian language, symbols, etc.
Personally, I'm of more of an Eastern mindset (live and let live, and be more INCLUSIVE of other religions), but as an Agnostic, that's an easy
position to take I suppose...
The funny thing is, many Atheists have read the Bible far more than the average Christian, so if you're a Christian and you want to engage in a
debate with an Atheist, it's probably a good idea to take a look inside that book...as you may be surprised at what you find there, for good or bad.