Originally posted by AshleyD
TP, that 'disclaimer' (that I've heard a million times on here) might work with atheists who pretty much stick to themselves but you and I know
each other and you have to admit you spend a lot of your time on here challenging Christianity, the existence of God, and faith in general.
That is not a symptom, if you will, of someone who simply a lacks of belief, that is disbelief. Which requires faith.
There are some atheists who simply lack a belief then there are those who make it a mission to extol the virtues of their atheism and to debunk or
ridicule people of faith (not saying you're one of them). However, for atheists who behave in such a manner, that's placing faith in one's own
belief in order to go on the campaign they do.
Please try to understand something...
Lots of individuals who are constantly trying to "debunk" Christianity are the product of Christianity itself. These are the ones where
Usually, the amount of being "pissed of" at Christianity and indoctrination that there IS God, is directly proportional to the amount of time
new-born Atheist invested or was "forced" by environment into believing into God in his/hers "previous life". Awakening can indeed be troublesome
It's quite interesting thing that new-born Christian movement (which have been fairly effective in USA and is slowly catching up in Europe at the
moment) is trying to "cure" this "side effect" or "anomaly" in this indoctrination with statements like:
God is Love,
I'm not religious, I have relationship with Jesus,
Be mad at religion, don't be mad at God, e.t.c.
From my own experience, whenever there is side effect, something is most likely wrong with the medication. Not everyone reacts the same way, I guess
we are all unique after all ... like snowflakes
In fairness to it all, there are many Christians (and people of other faiths) who are 100% convinced that Atheists are trying to take over the world
and that they are bigger "enemy" of the Christianity than being gay, liberal or, god forbid, lol, even communist.
Even though I never believed or have been indoctrinated, I visited "houses of God" many times (out of pure curiosity, again) and witnessed on many
occasions that there IS clear intent to discriminate and undermine those with no faith "ability" and constant "desire" to convert them or "shut
'em up" because they are "danger to our children an our way of life". There is entire advertising machine, along with catch phrases, TV
commercials, T-shirts, pamphlets in bathrooms and other public places and street signs which say things like "Be careful how you vote, this is a
That is the reason that some Atheists (even those who are natural born ones) are openly against the whole "in your face" attitude, because, no
matter how "innocent" it looks like to some, it can be annoying...