posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 11:26 PM
Originally posted by johngrissom
exempt from their behavior and think that they're not forcing their view points on others. I'm still wondering why any Atheist thinks they can give
advice on religion when the very fact they don't believe in it. They must have a secret Atheist Bible laying around with that commandment ruining
everything for believers. Sounds pretty selfish to me but then again...most religious extremist are not any better.
I think I'm just tired of the fact, Atheists don't think they are forcing their view point on religion.
Oh well, I guess that is human nature.
I've never had an atheist try to "convert me" to their beliefs. I have, however, had christian fanatics of many different denominations condemn me
for not accepting their dogma, and can't count how many times I've been threatened with going to hell if I don't revisit my theological beliefs.
I'm not atheist, but I do share many of their beliefs, and I'm not adverse to debating christian belief issues. No, I don't consider myself a
christian, though I do believe in Jesus' existence and in the overall message of hope that he tried to share with his followers. I understand
christian beliefs. I have family members that are Catholic, Mormon, Baptist and other christian denominations. I attended a private all girls
Catholic school for 13 years. I've heard the stories, I've studied the scriptures, and I just can't bring myself to believe that the God I believe
in is the same that most mainstream christians believe in. I believe in fairness for all, and believe that was the true message that Jesus wanted to
share, however all I see from the christian community is intolerance of minorities, hate for non christians, marginalization of women, and a very in
your face attitude of "our way is the only right way and your thoughts and beliefs don't matter. You WILL submit to our belief system whether you
like it or not, and we'll do everything in our power to change laws as we see fit, even if they restrict your rights as an individual."
I'm tired of the threats and intolerance. I'm tired of hearing about an all loving God who died for us all, but will condemn us to an eternity in
hell because I don't believe in the message being spread by the christian churches. Respect others, stop the hate, treat people as equals, and
we'll all live in a much happier world.