posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:43 PM
originally posted by: carsforkids
Atheists are the ones who resort to false statements that demean the psychology of believers. I'm sure you looked and should
in all fairness agree to that much.
I would agree insofar as anyone who is biased towards one argument or the other might let emotion overrule intellect. To what you said above, I
wouldn't say it's just
atheists who resort to false statements which belittle the belief systems of believers or their internal psychology.
I'd argue both camps will belittle each other if given enough time. Take people of different faiths and look at the level of 'belittling' they do
between the different faiths; how different Muslims sects treat each other, same with Catholicism, Christianity, etc -- hardly any of them get along
100% as each believe their are right [shrug].
But when you say belittle - in what way? If you mean an atheist is calling out the beliefs of a believer by putting questions to s/he that require
empirical evidence, or call up religious paraboles/stories which contradict each other; essentially pulling at the fairly loose threads of religion --
do you consider that belittling? I don't.
Now, if an atheist is actively calling a believer a bunch of insults, mocking their intelligence or just being an @ss without bringing any active
argument - then sure, I'd agree to that. And I do that from time to time, depending on how die-hard the religious person is being; I don't deny
But of you are imply that ONLY atheists are belittling and ONLY atheists are liars, well... I'd say, "Pot, meet kettle".
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