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The Atheist Obsession with Insulting Christians
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The Atheist Obsession with Insulting Christians
I have been fascinated by the phenomenon of the "angry atheist" ever since my arrival here in the forum. I expected and hoped to engage in intelligent discussion of our differences of opinion with the so-called "brights" of our society, but more often than not, I have been the recipient of a lot of misdirected venom.

And I'm not alone, apparently.

In this article posted at Dave Armstrong's blog, Jan Tik describes his own experiences with the angry atheists he has encountered and writes:

The Atheist Obsession with Insulting Christians
by Jan Tik
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstro...tians.html

Quote:But if one takes a look at just about any active combox underneath an atheist post that has anything at all to do with Christianity, the usual boorish, garden variety collection of insults will be immediately observed:

Christians are gullible, infantile believers of fairy tales on the level of unicorns, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, the Easter bunny, leprechauns, “magic,” the tooth fairy, etc. We are  anti-intellectual, anti-science, dumb, stupid, idiots, ignoramuses, and imbeciles who are impervious to evidence of any kind for our beliefs. We have a blind faith that is shielded from reason, fact, and any possible falsifiability. You name it: we’ve been called it by the sadly typical “angry / hostile” atheist.

Any curious human being, it seems to me, who observes this behavior, must marvel at both its near-universality and the extreme level of passion and vitriol involved. The question arises: “whence derives such utter disdain and derision?” It appears to be a species of a mentality that is brought to mind by the famous line of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks“. Source.

As I have observed and commented upon in this forum, Tik also notes:

Quote:The same people who produce the endless stream of invective against Christians and Christianity (or, “Christianity”) can (again, like all schoolyard bullies) dish it out but can’t take it. Any criticism back is met with even more highly insulting rhetoric and hyper-polemics.

Happily, there are a few members of this forum who do not fall into this pattern, but they are all too few, IMO.
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#2
RE: The Atheist Obsession with Insulting Christians
It's easy.  You shits think your jesus fantasy makes you special.  It does not.  You're just a grown-up with an invisible friend that you talk to.

Plus, you belong to a church which should be shut down under the RICO statutes.
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It's not that I'm going out of my way to insult christians. You would be surprised how many days go by without getting my insult a christian fix. What I'm doing here, is insulting barking ignorance delivered from the high horse of pseudo science and pseudo evidence. I've yet to meet this obnoxious, ignorant and arrogant breed of christians in real life. Well, maybe Marcel Lefebvre would have fit the bill. But I was lucky enough to only know of him and never had the displeasure of a close encounter.
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....or:

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But mostly Randy, you absolutely deserve the responses you get.
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And they wonder why they get insulted!

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/kim-davi...mosexuals/

Quote:Kim Davis inspires NC mayoral candidate to jail gays: ‘What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals?’

Sanctimonious cunt!
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RE: The Atheist Obsession with Insulting Christians
Christians can be one of the most self-righteous and frustrating groups I have ever encountered. I try not to insult Christians as a whole except for the occasional jab at their doctrine, because I understand that the raving evangelical is not the entire picture and that there are many live-and-let-live Christians out there. I don't condone insulting Christians, but at the same time, I do understand it. What you guys are feeling is blowback towards what is often used as a hostile doctrine that seeks to rule other people's lives and force their beliefs on everyone else. If you keep getting insulted, chances are there's something wrong with what you're doing.

You reap what you sow, Randy.
Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own - Bertrand Russell
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Actually, Randy....this thread is one of the few decent ideas you've ever had.
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Persecuted everywhere you go Randy..we know...we know..... It's all in the book, and yet you're surprised? Jerkoff
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I make change in the coin tendered. If you want courteous treatment, behave courteously. Preaching at me and calling me immoral is not courteous behavior.

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