FUCK this drives me insane. What a callous asshole. I can't believe people can say things like this and actually genuinely feel that way. You'd expect something like that from a forum troll or sexually frustrated 14 year old hiding behind their computer screen. I am completely disgusted to the core of my being about this horrible person's opinions.
Anathema, I really admire your bravery for coming out to your family about your lack of belief when you no doubt could have predicted how severe the consequences might be, and I admire you even more for staying true to yourself despite the ludicrous ramblings of theistic fundamentalists who dare to call themselves moderates.
Christians like that are one of many reasons I am atheist. Once again not practising what they preach - about being kind to all.
It's sickening how quick they are to judge and say we are selling our rubbish to others, but atheists know more about their holy book than they do.
It's a very human trait to always point the blame elsewhere, and to side with people with the same beliefs.
"Birds of a feather flock together."
I feel sorry for him. He probably doesn't have many friends because he's so polarizing.
I agree. That's awesome.
"They have NO ROOM for your disbelief. I will never let someone come between God and me. I don't care who it is or how much they offer. Get it? Your views were unacceptable to them"
My father (a muslim) used to say: 'Doubt is the biggest devil. So don't allow doubt into your heart.'
Religieus people really see us, atheïsts, as devils. We bring doubt... and that is not good for religions. Most of us became atheïsts because we had doubts...
The most horrible things have once been popular in this country. Racism, being the biggest one to come to mind. We all know that popular means nothing when it comes to right and wrong.
It's a shame when a family adheres to the teachings that closely that they would put their loved ones second to their god. But that's what the bible says you should do. Sad.
Theists are currently positioned throughout the power structure in the U.S. In addition, most non-believers are not aggressive people. Theists won't have much to fear from us anytime soon. There may come a day when the law regarding separation of church and state is truly respected again, but even that seems a few years off.
Even if non-believers became a supermajority, I don't think we would ever bully believers simply for spouting off. That's not the kind of people we are. It is the religious who are the bullies--just like their god.
Tell this prick that if he doesn't change his attitude and learn to love you and be nice to you and to say nice things back to you -- that I SAID his ass will be burning in HELL for all enternity. So saith his Lord.
I read that in a book once.....