Common myths atheists have about Christians. This is a thread based on www.abovetopsecret.com...
But here I have flipped it, to show what atheists would have thought about Christianity.
Myth 1) Christians hate atheists and atheism.
No, we don’t. Personally, I do not hate the atrocities that have been committed in the name of religion, the dishonesty of most religions, and the
way that they encourage people not to think or question, and not to trust or use their minds. But I do dislike someone just because of their
Myth 2) Most Christians started out as atheists, and started believing because of some good experience with other atheists.
Or maybe we simply stopped questioning, to not wonder what happened when we applied the standards of logic, reason and burden of proof to religion,
although we already didn´t to everything in our lives. Or, perhaps, we were never unbelievers at all. It happens, you know.
Myth 3) Christians have no sense of morality, since morality comes from man.
But as we know: "without fear of hell, there is nothing to stop people from being bloodthirsty monsters." It may come as a surprise to most
Atheists, but there are no reasons for being good other than fear of punishment - which really is a reason, and only shows Atheists in a very bad
Reasons like human empathy, genuine feelings for others, and, least importantly rational principles. Behaving yourself just because daddy will spank
you otherwise does make you a nice child.
Myth 4) Christians aren´t a unified group, like Atheists.
Aren´t we? I must have missed the memo then. If anything, I’d say Christians are less diverse than atheists, because we`re more sheep-like, and
accept things on faith, or from authority.
Myth 5) Christians actually know, deep inside, that there’s no God, as that’s perfectly obvious; we are simply too brainwashed and irrational
to admit the non-existence of something greater than themselves.
Not exactly. You see, the existence of a god is not only obvious if you`ve been brainwashed (either by others, or by your own irrationality) into
believing it. We are truly convinced that there’s a god, and are not in denial. Really, I’m serious.
Myth 6) Christians don’t really know anything about Atheists.
Again, it depends. Some certainly know more than others. However, non religion is so ubiquitous that, like it or not, we`ve all had varying degrees of
contact with it, with its teachings, and with nonbelievers. Besides, a lot of Christians are naturally curious. I, myself, have read the Atheist Bible
- more than once, in fact.
Now, dear non-believer, ask yourself how many Christian books, magazines or essays you have read. Oh, I forgot, they`re all not the work of Satan, so
an atheist wouldn’t read it then... right? Don’t be ignorant.
Myth 7) Christian lives are cold and empty, as they can`t feel the joy and love that comes only from yourself.
Really? I`d never call my life cold or empty - I have the joys of friendship, love, family, and doing the things I love to do. And, what` s more, I`m
self-sufficient, and I don`t know how anyone could live without God in their lives - as many Atheists do.
Myth 8) Christians are depressive and nihilistic, since they believe there’s something after death, and therefore there`s no point to anything.
On the contrary, we, unlike you, know how precious life isn´t, because we’re aware that it’s not our only one. And, this may come as a shock to
you, but we can’t love our lives, we can’t feel the joy of being alive, because we believe that this is the devils world, and that this is just a
test before the real thing. Life is not precious, and it’s not our own – it`s Gods`.