Why do people assume something bad happen to me? Why do people assume that without god there is no happiness and you must be mad at god to be an Atheist? On several occasions I have encountered people who claim not to be religious or even Christan, but then say, referring to my being Atheist: " I feel so sorry for you...you have been hurt...your angry and taking it out on god."

um, I can not be mad at something I do not believe exist. No one has wronged me so profoundly, I just do not believe. I believe in people. I believe in myself. I believe in freedom. I believe in America. I believe in music, dance, love and happiness. I just don't believe in god.

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Tags: Anger, Atheist, Believe, Encounters, God, People, Religious, Understand

Comment by Amy Victoria on September 15, 2010 at 9:45am
It's so illogical. And you're absolutely right: you can't be mad at something that doesn't exist. If people recognize that you're an atheist, they should notice this. Otherwise, they must be implying that you're mad at the very non-existence of a God...as if that makes any sense either. I'm not looking for a God; I'm not looking for divine answers; if I wanted him to exist, I could build the idea of 'God' up in my mind just like every Christian and substitute logic for 'belief.'
If I wanted something to be mad at, I could weave some deity in my brain. Just like every other theist does.
Comment by Lindsey on September 15, 2010 at 1:00pm
Its just part of the superiority complex inherent in most religions. Their religion is superior to all others, therefore no one of any other religion can possibly be as happy as them, because they are the only ones who have Truth (whatever that means. So far, no one I've asked has ever been able to define this "truth" they claim to have). The Momos are always telling me that reading the book of mormon will make me happier, as if my life has been empty and meaningless without it. They jus itt can't comprehend that a person can find meaning and happiness without it. And I bet most other religions feel the same way.
Comment by Mario Rodgers on September 15, 2010 at 1:50pm
Religion had the opposite effect on me. It made me unhappy. Now I'm angry at the IDEA of God.

Of course I'm still unhappy. . .
Comment by Mario Rodgers on September 15, 2010 at 2:21pm
Billboard--"Don't make me come down there!--God"
Me--"I'm waiting!"
Comment by V John Merc on September 15, 2010 at 2:34pm
It's one of the common clichés from the religious that Atheists are "poor confused souls who've been struck by loneliness and tragedy and is now mad at god"

I think the best way that I've debunked this is to show them the opposite. I have a great career, I have a wife (which has an incredibly yummy pussy), the first car I bought is my favorite car, the Mustang GT, and I've bought it at the age of 26, and I live a happy life giving donations to charities, going on hiking trips, fine dining, etc.

Wow, their god must probably a chick who prefers men who are bad to the bone: "Why you, how dare you not believe in me! Here's your reward! mmph! coming up a foot massage!"

And then in turn I explain to these ignoramuses, "non-belief in a god is just not solely caused by tragedies, mental depression, hopelessness, or even homosexuality... some move to another phase in human evolution because we can think rationally and logically conclude that deities are nothing but imaginary things".

PS: There are two types of Atheists. The weak atheists, who've became a non-believer because they lost reasons to believe in a god, and the Strong Atheists, who really had a rational thought that this universe couldn't have been controlled by such beings.
Comment by Mark Strange on September 15, 2010 at 2:36pm
I'd be mad at god, if he existed. I think he is a terrible character he's not even a cool villain. Dath Vader would be just as evil if he had the power, but he's cool, God just sucks. lol
Comment by Jon Heim on September 15, 2010 at 8:12pm
Taking it out on God.

hmm...my mom just assumes that I'm "confused".
Comment by Perthy on September 15, 2010 at 9:34pm
This one is pretty common - I get it a lot from old friends who are still back in the church. My family thinks I'm just being 'rebellious'. Apparently "The Strong-Willed Child" didn't work too well for them.
Comment by Michael Sizer-Watt on September 16, 2010 at 10:39am
Yeah, I hear that. It also reminds me of when I criticize god for allowing evil. They often say "so you want everything for free do you?" Yeah, sure, why not? The only reason we value a hard work ethic is because that's what gains us things in this world becuase of the way it's made up. There would be nothing non-virtuous about getting things for free if we all could have it that way, which god could have done. Religious people who say those types of things are simply dumb IMO.
Comment by Mark Strange on September 16, 2010 at 2:45pm
It is very similar to those people that are against science preventing aging, "because we have to grow old and die is the nature of things... "you would lose the love of life if you didn't grow old." That type of thing.

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