"Atheists have rights to talk about their philosophy on religion just as anybody else. To object to their opinion is a personal issue but to attempt to deny their right of expression is unlawful and also stupid. We are a country that respects all creeds and religions. Are we not? When we lose tolerance and respect we become biggots and intolerable human beings. That is what some organized religions do to their followers." -irritateu2
Uhhhhgreed. And most theists on this board are very respectful towards the view of atheism, though some parts of society are not. Generally, I think churches are respectful too, but the mass public who has no devout ties to any religion are those who might come off the brashest. The mass public is often very "flocky" too, with the bandwagon mentality for fashion and who has the bigger lawn, and "omg! did you see that Bill at church has had a dent in his car for 6 months now and hasn't repaired it, or even waxed it! omg! what does that mean! He must not take very good care of things!" So I guess the biggest insult for "####" lies on the mass public who just does whatever the television tells them to. Well, I guess I would rather be part of a flock led by a person rather than part of a flock led by a tv or corporate America lol. The issue is when atheists such as Physicsisphun start condescending every theist because they believe in a tooth #### instead of the flying evolving spaghetti monster, or spouting that Christians shouldn't be able to preach the gospel or communicate their faith to others. They almost always don't realize that they evangelize their own faith in atheism and/or evolutionism in a much more brash "attack you" mentality than any Christian evangelist. And I certainly don't give props to any evangelist (Richard Dawkins, for example...a very ignorant evangelist), Christian or otherwise, who wishes to come off brash to another person. Thats when I feel obligated to blow their bogus bias outta the water.
And most theists on this board are very respectful towards the view of atheism
Bwhahahhahahahhahha! That is funny. Good thing I had already swallowed my beer when I read that.
Are you forgetting the constant posts by people of faith tthat (yawn) atheists don't have any morals, can't have meaningful lives, only care about material things and my personal favorite, which I have read at least a couple dozen times, that atheists don't deserve to live in the US, but should live in Iran or Iraq, which makes no sense, but is a fave slam on atheists by many people of faith on the board.
There are many theists on this board who are very respectful to me personally, and I enjoy chatting with several of them, but I would not say most people of faith on here are respectful, and I am only agnostic, not strong atheist. Especially not on this board. On R&S there are many people of faith that are pretty respectful, here we get more of the hit and run posters that like to hurl big insults.
Ooops, forgot about the "atheists, I feel sorry for them post"
It goes something like this: "I feel sorry for them. They will never know love. They should burn in hell that's what they get for rejecting God"
except with a lot more spelling errors.
I do believe we might have seen that thread a hundred times from those mostly respectful theists.
are respectful, and I am only agnostic, not strong atheist. Especially not on this board.
Sorry, major error, too late to delete and repost but the bolded part refers to the respectfulness of the posters not to where I am agnostic. I'm not a strong atheist regardless which board I'm on.