They Seem To Be Confused By The Questioning...

I Have Been Doing A Bit Of Thinking.

And I Wonder Why Believers Get So Upset.

When An Atheist Says.

"There Is No God" or "I Don't Believe In Your/A God"

And It Occurs To Me.

They Are Not Getting Upset.

Because We Are Questioning Their God.

They Are Getting Upset.

Because We Are Questioning Them.

Their Intellect.

Their Logic.

The Way They Look At The World.

And The Universe.

So It's All About Them.

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Comment by Gary Mueller on March 23, 2012 at 9:05am

Agreed, I doubt anyone is really comfortable holding beliefs in talking snakes and donkeys, communicative flameproof fauna, magic trees and enchanted fruit and flying carpenter zombies. So when one of us points out reasons for our inability to accept their delusions as fact it riles them to the point of exasperation

Comment by Artor on March 23, 2012 at 11:15am

Flameproof flora you mean? Science fail, Gary.

Comment by Denise W on March 23, 2012 at 12:06pm

Exactly. How dare we ask questions and think for ourselves?!

Comment by Mabel on March 23, 2012 at 12:58pm

Good point. I never really thought of it in those terms.

Comment by Dale Headley on March 23, 2012 at 5:43pm

Indeed!  I DO question their intellect and their logic.  To me, in fact, it is axiomatic that faith in  a concept that is both nonsensical and lacking in evidence is intellectually vacuous.  For me to even give an iota of respect to such a mindset would be evidence of my own intellectual cowardice. 

Comment by Diane on March 23, 2012 at 6:28pm

I agree!  I can't believe people really believe in what they're spewing.  One Christian with whom I've been corresponding has suggested I have not searched enough.  That's just it!  I have searched enough, and I'm good, thanks.  

I have to remember that I threaten her and she is getting her hackles up.  I don't mean to threaten her - I am just being true to myself.  She just can't stand it.

Comment by javier on March 23, 2012 at 8:17pm

I might go as far as to say that they are secretly envious of the freedom those who do not submit to their paradox. 

Comment by Ed on March 23, 2012 at 8:58pm

You must remember that many theists consider their belief in a god a fundamental core issue that defines their very existence. To question that belief system is an affront to them. We have a tendency to be insensitive and impatient with their kind. If they choose to wallow in delusion I am okay with that as long as I am not expected to get muddy as well.

Comment by James Cox on March 24, 2012 at 4:50am

When I have had experiences with theists, it seems that they try to maintain some type of safe relationship with the unknown, and possible fears that could be faced. They often seem to have a way of framing that relationship in 'god wills it', 'god protect me', 'god will judge x', etc. They seem to try and remove themselves from the personal act of evaluation, data collection, analysis, and theory. Standing out from their piers and saying, 'I think..' is a form of exposure, may be like stage fright. Its ok if they are on a stage qouting the bible, because it is a ready made stock of materials that the audience has heard 'N' times before and mostly know what to expect. Venturing a different perspective, or questioning previous assumptions, places the individual into new territory and outsde the groups frame of 'settled truths, and accepted norms'. It is unclear if the 'free-thinking' are immune from such hangups, but it seems that they might be more aware of them. It has been rather fun to experience the curse of 'god will judge you!', then discover that the only ones judgeing is the theist and myself. It is hard to tell if my quality of life has been adversely affected by my independence and sometimes crude attempts at debate.     

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