So I was watching the PBS Judgement Day: Intelligent Design and Evolution on Trial, and I watched the part where the town of Dover pretty much divided itself. At the same time the Rhem family and the Katzmiller family, and every other family who sued Dover, received so many death threats in the hate mail over the issue. I recently received a newspaper published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and they had one section of just hate mail from theists. So maybe I am overly exposed to the hatred people have for the atheist, but I can not think of a time where I have seen atheists sending hate mail to theists. Or is it the case that we lampoon and parody everything instead of writing hate mail. If that is the case, then why do people trust theists more than atheists, especially when you are more likely to receive death threats from a theist, than from an atheist? I do want to mention hate mail is different from a counter viewpoint. I constitute hate mail as something that just says mean, ad hominem statements that attack the person and not his viewpoint, similar to hate speech. Which is to say mail can disapprove of someone's actions and still not constitute hate mail, as long as they rationally refute the actions as a negative pattern of behavior. What do you think?
Well if someone has an example of an atheist writing death threats, it would dissipate this myth completely, but I honestly have not heard of a case where an atheist writes a death threat. Have any of you written hate mail to Pat Robertson, Fallwell, Hovind, Ted Haggard, or VenomfangX from youtube?