reply to post by Wanderer777
Depends on the belief, and how their belief is presented.
Example; If someone is ranting about how we Americans should surrender our guns, and Piers Morgan is right, and we should be gunless and controlled
like England, I am probably not going to present my argument very respectfully. And, its not because I don't respect the other person.
That's not it at all.
Its the BELIEF that I don't respect.
Its the way their belief is presented that I don't respect, really.
What right does someone from another country have to tell US how to run OUR country?
Same goes for some of the hateful Atheists I know. If you don't believe in God, that's wonderful. For YOU.
But because someone else references God doesn't mean you can jump on their case, and ridicule them for their spiritual beliefs. ESPECIALLY when
Atheists often make the claim that Christians are guilty of negatively forcing their beliefs on others.
If you hate Christians for forcing their beliefs on others (which is a negative stereotype), why is it okay for YOU to do the same thing with your
Atheistic beliefs? Only with added name-calling and spite.
I apologize if my description of Atheists seems a little bias. Most of the Atheists I know are extremely hateful, and extremely arrogant, and I really
can not stand them. If you're an Atheist, I don't hate you--just like any other human being alive, you have to give me a REASON to hate you.
Otherwise, you're just another person to me.
Its all about politeness, and the way the beliefs are presented, or, more commonly, forced on others.