Originally posted by romanmel
I concur. It has been my experience right here on ATS that so-called atheists are for the most part excessively rude and intolerant, with very few
That's too bad, as most of the ones I've encountered (even here) are generally pretty cool people. Not to be too much of an apologist, but I'd
like to offer some perspective on why that might be the case.
We live in one of the most Christian dominated nations, and as such it is still a social stigma to be an atheist. I can rarely mention it in public
without some kind of sermon hoisted upon me or other types of scorn, ridicule, or confusion on how I could be so screwed up.
After a while it grows very tiring and frustrating so the anger at Christians can get very ripe after being an atheist, publicly, for a while. The
same can be said here, as you'll prove further down in your own post.
Most atheists I know were raised in legalistic fundamental sects. They turned on God because of this and take on a zeal to deny believers any
public rights at expression in angry revenge.
Revenge? Perhaps, I don't know who you know, but I'd just prefer people used their brains. That includes all things, like religion, politics,
finance, etc, but the way of humanity is a general stupidity, irrationality, and self-destructive behavior.
Atheists are tortured souls, to be pitied. They have lashed out against the Creator because of unfortunate abuse by faulty sect members
working out their own frustrations on them.
I have no vendetta against religion personally. I've never been abused or treated badly. I was raised half Catholic and half Methodist, and very
vanilla versions of both.
Most atheists I know aren't tortured, but angry at the double standards and ridicule. According to believers, God created this madhouse. Not the
best plan, in my estimation.
The good news is God still loves us all. There is no "true peace" outside the Prince of Peace.
If you say so, but I have a schizophrenic uncle-in-law who experiences all sorts of things. It's no proof the voices are real, only real to the one