If you claim to be an atheist, PLEASE explain to me why you feel the need to antagonize me about my belief in God, who you don’t even believe in?
Oh formsping anons.
You are so so silly.
uh, because you call faith a virtue and equate skepticism with evil. See, I think I’m virtuous and good without having to pretend like I believe something I don’t, so telling me that you’re superior to me and then tell me I deserve to burn forever and be tortured for all eternity, well, it makes me feel defensive.
Oh, here’s another thing: I don’t like to be deceived. When people try to convince me of obvious lies, I get suspicious and think they’re trying to swindle me in some way. Like, for instance, if you were to insist that the highest form of love was for some guy to allow himself to be killed in order to satisfy the primitive bloodlust of his father who created the universe but hates his creations, it’s like feeling a thumb in my back pocket at a crowded train station.
I know I personally haven’t antagonized you and I’m sorry if you feel like you’ve been attacked, I really am. Relations between Christians, atheists, Muslims, etc, shouldn’t be so contentious because we are all human. Let me make this suggestion: If you want an an antagonistic atheist to put aside his or her defensiveness you need to find a lowest common denominator. You need to find what unites you both, and I’ll give you a hint. It’s your humanity. That’s why while it’s ok for you to base your personal decisions of what you think whatever god you worship wants, it’s dismissive of humanity to enforce decisions for others based on that.
Thanks for reading.
Reblogging for GRN’s brilliant commentary.