What I loathe is that the religious unwarrantedly gain something I so fondly regard - comprehension.
You know, this thread is making me feel rather privileged in that I've never -- *knock on wood* -- directly talked to anyone in person who was like "You're an atheist? What's wrong with you?! I don't even"
So anyhow, what's it like to meet someone who just doesn't get atheism? What sort of things did they say?
Hardly tangential. This thread is about atheists and why some people dislike them. Using the levers of government to persecute Christian business owners figures prominently, imho, into why some people dislike them.
Ah, so you're saying that people are prone to conflating atheism with liberalism. If you had said it like this to begin with, it wouldn't have come off as "And oh, btw, liberals are dicks too."
Anyhow, you've brought up another interesting quirk of religious perception, which Lark has helpfully demonstrated:
Originally Posted by Lark
What about Christians? An obvious minority you've left out there.
Inexcusable for someone who claims to be so knowledgeable. It is well established that Americans, in general, do not trust atheists. It's one of the reasons why we have an informal religious test for public office.
No, 20th century ideological genocides are not the reason why. The real reason is much more complex and personal than that. There's the absurd notion that morality comes only from God, which means that atheists have no morals. There's also the subject addressed in the video below. And this is just scratching the surface.
You are a Darkmatter2525 fan, too?
Enneagram: 6w7 (phobic) > 2w1 > 9w1 Alignment: Neutral Good Holland Code: AIS Date of Birth: March 15, 1996 Gender: Male Political Stance: Libertarian Liberal (Arizona School/Strong BHL) ATHEIST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST HUMANIST and SCIENCE ENTHUSIAST
I say this as a reminder to myself, but this goes for everyone:
You can achieve anything you set your mind to, and you are limited only by how dedicated you are to succeed!
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
I also left out Muslims, native Americans, people with ADHD, lefties, and a whole host of other groups. I hope you didn't consider my list to be all-inclusive. I would not include "people who want to discriminate", though. If anything, these are the only folks the law should sanction, whoever they are, and unless their reasons for discriminating have some basis in objective reality (e.g. not giving Pap tests to men).
I dont like indiscriminate people, they make really lousy choices.
I was mentioning a group who are not usually considered when the list of put upon are casually deployed. To be honest I dont like the victim mentality when its anyone or any group, I dont like groupthink either, I especially dont like people who have no direct experience of persecution advocating for others which they believe are experiencing it either, some people make careers that way and I think that is positively corrupting and damaging, to the people doing it and to the people doing it on their behalf.