hello everyone!
I am an atheist and I don't hide my thoughts on religion, no matter what religion or sect of religion.
I post videos and articles about religion on Facebook and Twitter.
I have Christian friends on both sites.
But, I was told not too long ago that me just stating my point of view is offensive.
I have Christian friends that post verses or whatever on my wall....I dont get offended.
I have other theist friends who post their thoughts...i don't get offended.
But, yet me just expressing my thoughts on religion or posting a funny video about religion offends them.
Seems like I'd have to do more that say "I'm an atheist" or the like to offend them.
Also it seems that if they really had "faith" they wouldnt be so easily offended.

What do ya'll think?


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Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on October 28, 2010 at 12:53pm
And what I forgot to add - when what you hold dear (your reality, in this case) is threatened, it's natural to become defensive and feel that whoever is wielding the weapon threatening your reality is offensive. And in theisms case it's a soap bubble they're defending, so even breathing too close to it is seen as offensive.
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 28, 2010 at 1:40pm
janis i agree i would be shaken too........but someone just saying they believe in a "god" isnt going to offend me. Saying something like "this is a christian nation. if you're an atheist get out!" is offensive (which has been said to me more than i'd like to admit) what they believe doesnt offend me...nor should me saying "Im an atheist" offend them"

these ppl are adults. They should have to tiptoe around their beliefs around me ...nor my ideas with me......and to state ones beliefs alone is a silly reason to be offended
Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on October 28, 2010 at 2:38pm
Well, maybe they think them saying you don't belong in America shouldn't offend you?

My point is - yes, it's stupid to be offended at something as simple as being who you are. And you shouldn't tiptoe around their beliefs. Just keep on living and ignore the offended morons, and sooner or later they will stop being offended, because they will see that it doesn't get you to shut up, but does get them ridiculed.
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 28, 2010 at 3:31pm
duly noted
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 28, 2010 at 3:33pm
and i'm not going to stop posting my ideas cause its offends a few....that would lessen mine and in a admit they are right in their beliefs..which i strongly disagree with...like the old saying goes...cant please everyone...ty for the comments everyone
Comment by Becky Glynn on October 28, 2010 at 4:25pm
Hillary I think you are awesome for facebooking those folks! I do it all the time and some folks respond, but mostly they just hit the like button without showing their "faces" ;) There are all kinds of little buttons on fb apparently that have a whole lot to do with loving jeezus, and my friends and family can't resist putting that on their post to get me to respond. Which I do. I'm just helping out the universe!
Comment by Becky Glynn on October 28, 2010 at 4:25pm
And......in my opinion, they are the ones who are offensive anyway!
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 28, 2010 at 4:32pm
lol ty becky
Comment by angel aviles on October 28, 2010 at 9:36pm
Im in Peru rite now, and I said out loud "god doenst exist" and suddenly a bunch of ppl gather around me, very angry mob trying to insult me and arguing with me that i was a fool and an evil person. who was on need of god. And also my friends, one is a chemical engineer, and I dont know why they dont wanna talk about the topic. They felt offended.
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 28, 2010 at 10:15pm
angel same thin has happened to me and it seems that is all that needs to be said "god doesnt exist" and ppl get offended..but the reaction is what i find a contradiction you or I or any other nonbeliever says we dont believe in god or that particular god and they are we're misguided and immoral ppl...and that is soe how ok?

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