“Yet atheists are absolutely evangelical in their efforts to get others to believe in their faith.” – VOTERIGHTDAMMIT
Like most Christians, most atheists don’t push their beliefs in other people’s faces. You only hear about the crazy atheists who want to tear down any public mention of religion. It’s equivalent to the media focusing on crazy Christians who burn Korans or protest military funerals.
Before you get so high and mighty, think about the fact that we can control our actions, but we can’t control our beliefs. I would love to be Christian, but to me it looks like the facts contradict science and history, so what can I do? I can act in a Christian manner but I can’t force myself to believe. Similarly, you couldn’t chose to NOT believe even if you wanted to. You could definitely act in a sinful manner, but you can’t change your belief away from God.
December 3, 2012 at 6:49pm
Well, I wouldn’t go so far as to say I have NO HOPE, but I do wish I had faith.
December 3, 2012 at 2:06pm
I think a lot of atheists are envious of religious people and the certainties that gives them in life. At least that’s a little how I feel. Think of being in a community where 2/3rds of the members are blissfully happy to be part of a club that you are excluded from, and you could imagine some envy creeping in.
This of course doesn’t excuse hate or mocking displays, but I think that’s where many of them are coming from.