Originally posted by Bigwhammy
When I first came to ATS six weeks or so ago, every single thread in CiR was critical of Jesus or Christianity.
to quote you
I call bull.
well, it's more hyperbole than bull on your part.
let's go in the six weeks back machine.
off the top of my head i can pull out "The Anti-Christian Conspiracy"
it's a thread that's been around since before i joined.
it's regularly on the first page of CiR. it's a very pro-jesus thread.
then there's "Koran is a Fake" which was around for at least a month before you joined, it's an anti-islam thread
there's "the Mormon Church Sex Abuse Conspiracy" which has to do with a specific incident regarding the Mormon church
there's "World population aproaching 6,660,000,000" also not anti-christian and also before your time here
just titles now, cause they seem fairly obvious:
"The "UN" instigates a "BAN" on religion!"
"Very WEIRD letter! Anyone know what this is about?"
"Jehovah's Witnesses believe UN will ban Religion"
"Denmark On Muhammeds Naughty List"
"Sharia law in UK is 'unavoidable'"
"What IF I debunked Scientology? Would that 'religion' come after me?"
"Conspiracy against true spiritual potential" (this one is an even-handed take on things)
"The Evil's of Scientology"
"What is your view on religion/spiritualism genuinely?"
"Has Religion Done More Good Than Bad For Humanity?" (also a very neutral topic)
"Muhammad - Prophet or Profiteer of God?"
"NEEDED: everyones theories, beliefs, facts on the bible...post here" (open inquiry)
"Napoleon and the Jesuit-led New World Order"
"who wants a tattoo cellphone?"
alright, that's just going to page 2. i could go further back to make your hyperbole seem even more ridiculous, but i think i've made my point
Either accussing the Bible as being made up... or Jesus that never actually existed or that he was just based on Horus or some other legend. The
founding fathers were anti Christians... blah blah...
so legitimate criticism that was attacking a book
attacking the historicity of a character in that book
and talking about history
all of that is now equal to attacking atheists?
the threads i'm having a problem with actually actively attack atheists
their titles are "Is there a conspiracy of atheists
to overthrow christianity?"
or your thread "are atheists
there's a huge difference there when you're talking about a group of people and we're talking about books and history...
It seems to me that critics of faith FAR out number the faithful.
eh, i wouldn't know.
It's just that a couple of us made our own threads and you can dish it out but you can't take it.
refer to my previous point. you're attacking us, we're attacking arguments. it's kind of different. you're calling out atheists and we're calling
out historical ideas and books...
it's quite the big difference.
Cry me a river Madd.
whammy, all you have is a thoroughly unrealistic view of how things were on CiR and the sad view that us discussing your beliefs is equivalent to you
accusing us of airbrushing history.
Originally posted by AshleyD
A Christian will be antagonized mercilessly and repeatedly, typically display Zen-like patience, finally dish out the same treatment (or even a
fraction of what they received), only to have the original antagonist fall back to play the victim. Not that retaliatory comments are ever acceptable
but being human beings it is at least understandable.
crap. show me a place where an atheist has "antagonized mercilessly and repeatedly" a christian who then displayed zen like patience.
especially the zen like patience part.
Like Whammy, when I was new here all I remember thinking is, 'My Goodness! This place [the CIR forum] is a madhouse!' I must live in a bubble
because I never saw such hate spewed against Christians until participating in that forum.
please, highlight some hate for me. i'd like to see it because i have to give a talkin to whoever's spreading it.
MIMS, you and I get along pretty well and agree to disagree on respectful terms. However, I must be fair and say I have seen you bait others only to
turn around and rebuke them for what they just said to you without ever thinking about what you said to get them riled in the first place. Something
to think about.
seriously, if i did this i want to apologize to who i did it to and then i want to make sure i don't do it again.
reply to post by WraothAscendant
it's called contributing. the topic here isn't really MM, you just slandered her and i jumped to the defense of a member well respected on here.
the topic here is that atheists don't seem to get the same treatment from the mods that theists get. they're a bit harsher on us.
reply to post by gormly
i know there are a few people...some fairly new to the forum...that do behave in that manner, but that doesn't seem to be the norm for atheist
posters on ATS by any stretch.
and i'm not talking all theists vs all atheists here, this is about a few certain threads and a few posts and some bits of preferential treatment.
reply to post by AshleyD
i said he was pulling things out of his rectum when he said that the FBI took down atheist hate sites
instead of actually validating his claim (which he couldn't, because it was an outright lie, hence the comment about pulling things from his rectum),
he insinuated something about my sexuality.
that's entirely uncalled for. using poetic language to say that someone is just making things up does not justify someone questioning the sexuality
of another nor is it a T&C violation or baiting.
he made stuff up and called me gay when i called him out on it, it's that simple and he was that homophobicly crude.
[edit on 4/3/08 by madnessinmysoul]