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    Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    I really am curious. If you do not believe in God, our God or simply hate Him.... what is it that drives you to attack, belittle, criticize and make fun of those who do? Is it for sport? Something you enjoy? Do you think you will change our minds?

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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalene View Post
    I really am curious. If you do not believe in God, our God or simply hate Him.... what is it that drives you to attack, belittle, criticize and make fun of those who do? Is it for sport? Something you enjoy? Do you think you will change our minds?
    Oh...its hard to say but Id start with anger, hatred, self loathing, bigotry...a certain difficulty at having to look at the person that stares back at them from the mirror with contempt every morning....probably lots of reasons.

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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalene View Post
    I really am curious. If you do not believe in God, our God or simply hate Him.... what is it that drives you to attack, belittle, criticize and make fun of those who do? Is it for sport? Something you enjoy? Do you think you will change our minds?
    I am fine with Christian's doing anything they want in their church.

    But move into politics and you are way out of line

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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    I am fine with Christian's doing anything they want in their church.

    But move into politics and you are way out of line
    What about here? There have been Christianity threads and you jump in to pile on. I honestly am curious what drives a person to do that? Why not ignore?

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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalene View Post
    I really am curious. If you do not believe in God, our God or simply hate Him.... what is it that drives you to attack, belittle, criticize and make fun of those who do? Is it for sport? Something you enjoy? Do you think you will change our minds?
    Maybe it is because religious nutjobs keep trying to pass laws based solely on their religion. Gay marriage bans, abortion, right to discriminate against gays in public accommodation laws, etc.

    So ask those religious nutjobs why they feel it necessary to force us all to obey their religion.
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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Oh...its hard to say but Id start with anger, hatred, self loathing, bigotry...a certain difficulty at having to look at the person that stares back at them from the mirror with contempt every morning....probably lots of reasons.
    I don't remember atheists trying to make gay marriage illegal. Oh yeah, it was the religious nutjobs trying to say they own the word "marriage" even though we allow justice of the peace to marry even though they aren't religious.
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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalene View Post
    I really am curious. If you do not believe in God, our God or simply hate Him.... what is it that drives you to attack, belittle, criticize and make fun of those who do? Is it for sport? Something you enjoy? Do you think you will change our minds?

    I try not to -- and I don't unless someone attacks my lack of belief, but I believe most of the attacking is done by new atheists. When someone finally figures out religion is a myth, it can make them angry -- they've been deceived -- and they lash out at those who still believe.

    Years ago, I used to feel like that, but as time passes, atheists mellow and begin to appreciate people who take the best from their faith -- things like being charitable, kind, forgiving, and gracious to others -- and serving one's country -- and we then can see that religion has its place. Even if we have moved on -- we can appreciate the faithful.

    The only time I'll say anything negative about religion is when it's used as an excuse to try and force behavior (stop same-sex marriage or abortions) or insist that non-religious people abide by religious principles. I will sometimes correct a religious person when they make blanket statements about their religion being better -- for example -- I recently asked Elvira (who thinks the JWs are the only true Christians) why they had removed some of the scripture in the King James Bible from their translation. She didn't answer me, of course, but I felt it was suitable given her aggressiveness.

    But, as long as someone is nice to me -- I'm nice to them. And, if you enjoy your religion, more power to you!

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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalene View Post
    What about here? There have been Christianity threads and you jump in to pile on. I honestly am curious what drives a person to do that? Why not ignore?
    Why not keep your faith to yourself? No one else is running around here screaming God is dead are they? BTW He isn't dead, he is a fantasy like Santa Claus.
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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    Maybe it is because religious nutjobs keep trying to pass laws based solely on their religion. Gay marriage bans, abortion, right to discriminate against gays in public accommodation laws, etc.

    So ask those religious nutjobs why they feel it necessary to force us all to obey their religion.
    Okay, so is it just religion for you in general? What about the non religious who are against those very things?

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    Re: Why Do Skeptics Go Out of Their Way to Bash Christians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piglet View Post
    I try not to -- and I don't unless someone attacks my lack of belief, but I believe most of the attacking is done by new atheists. When someone finally figures out religion is a myth, it can make them angry -- they've been deceived -- and they lash out at those who still believe.

    Years ago, I used to feel like that, but as time passes, atheists mellow and begin to appreciate people who take the best from their faith -- things like being charitable, kind, forgiving, and gracious to others -- and serving one's country -- and we then can see that religion has its place. Even if we have moved on -- we can appreciate the faithful.

    The only time I'll say anything negative about religion is when it's used as an excuse to try and force behavior (stop same-sex marriage or abortions) or insist that non-religious people abide by religious principles. I will sometimes correct a religious person when they make blanket statements about their religion being better -- for example -- I recently asked Elvira (who thinks the JWs are the only true Christians) why they had removed some of the scripture in the King James Bible from their translation. She didn't answer me, of course, but I felt it was suitable given her aggressiveness.

    But, as long as someone is nice to me -- I'm nice to them. And, if you enjoy your religion, more power to you!
    Thanks for such an indepth answer!

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