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 Kolten on October 28, 2010 at 11:50pm
I'm in the same situation. Where I live, there are about 4 atheists that I know. The rest believe in a god.
And when I bring up my atheism everyone gets defensive and mad about it. But when they bring up things on religion I don't get mad.
I don't know why it's like that but it is. You just can't change some people.
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 28, 2010 at 11:55pm
true kalten but sometimes ya just need to vent!!! ya know
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 29, 2010 at 9:47am
Melissa well ty for the kind words. I kind of "came out" as an atheist to everyone and its very hard for me to hide who I am. and i can imagine its hard for you too. And it touches me that i may have inspired you. keep taking baby steps. you family and friends may understand or respect your ideas some may pray for you, some maybe upset...but in the end you have to be true to yourself
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 29, 2010 at 10:50am
Melissa again ty.......Im bi and When i decided to tell my family i honestly thought my mom was going to disown me..she didnt...she doesnt like it and she thinks i choose my sexuality ..when i told her i was an atheist i thought she was going to faint..she respects my ideas but still feels the need to text me scripts about hell......and because of my sexuality and i had came out before it made it alil easier for me to be upfront with my friends and family. If you newlt found friends leave you then they didnt love ya to begin with...and dont deserve i know it hard cause you just dont know how they will react but sometimes ppl surprise ya

keep taking baby steps and bring it up in conversation and see what they're thoughts are on atheism would be my suggestion
Comment by M on October 29, 2010 at 12:28pm
Some people are very easily offended. And aren't we blood-sucking baby-eaters out to destroy morals and values and really, society as we know it in general? :o)
Comment by Jenny Weber on October 29, 2010 at 1:07pm
They get offended bc they are not strong in their own faith. They don't like challenges or contradicting thoughts/opinions, bc they don't know how to answer them. They don't want their faith tested or tried.
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 29, 2010 at 2:04pm
M you're supoosed to keep our secret um secret!!!!!!!!
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 29, 2010 at 2:07pm
Jenny i tend to agree but some religions such as judism want you to challenge their faith because they feel it makes it stronger....but christianity is supposed to be so effing tolerant and cant take a lil opposition and and saying my ideas is offencive to them...did they ever think their idea of god and hell arent offensive to me?
Comment by Jenny Weber on October 29, 2010 at 4:34pm
Agreed Hillary ! The most offensive thing I have ever heard Christians say is, 'well if you don't believe in my Jesus than you are going to die and burn in hell!" They pretend to be tolerant and "love the sinner, hate the sin" but most of them are not. Most of close-minded, with hardened hearts, that don't care to hear about any viewpoint but their own. That's why so many of them are 'offended' by other viewpoints.
Comment by Hillary Spencer on October 29, 2010 at 4:38pm


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