I'm sure those of you who have dived into the muck of debate and flaming have seen it.
I'd love to add stamps in here as examples, but the anti-religion stamps far outweighed the anti-atheism stamps (from what I could find), and I gave up x'D
As a Christian myself (I'd like to think I'd be considered a "sane" one, lmao), I've been called a lot of nasty things and gotten more than my fair share of vulgar comments. But goodness, I've seen atheists (or anyone not entirely religious for that matter) get ripped apart just as bad, if not worse.
Recently, however, I've noticed that people are starting a ridiculous crying out that "[Athiests / Religious folk] are the haters!!", "There's only hate on the [Atheist / Religion] side!!", etc.
. . . wut?
tl;dr: There's hate on both sides, people. It's not just one side's fault.
Anyway, !DoItForTheLulz says it best in regards to the extremism on both sides.
I wish Christians would come up with a new nameSeriously, I wish you good Christians--the ones of value and true faith--would devise a way to call yourselves something different so that we can identify you from the morons. I mean, really. Most of you people are like anyone else, but you have morons who spout stupid shit that just makes your religion look like a brain washing factory of retardation.
I wish branding was still legal. Then we could just mark fucktards on the forehead with giant "F"s.
Edit: Now that I have your attention,
This applies to everyone. It just so happens that "Christian" is a really good topic word for people to look.
I aim this mostly at Chris
EDIT: I'd really appreciate it if people didn't attempt "turning" others away from their beliefs or lack thereof. Everyone has a right to believe in what they want - there's no need for you to start leeching onto people's comments and telling them they're messed up or wrong, etc, etc.
If I keep finding this going on, I'm going to disable comments.
Healthy conversation is encouraged, however
EDIT2: Need examples of what I'm talking about in this stamp? I suggest reading through the comments ;D *ahem*Page 6
I still have some hope for Atheists believing in Atheism without belittling others. However, I found a lot of nasty Atheists on Youtube.
Thank you for this stamp. Bless you and your soul u o u
Tbh, I gave up on Youtube a long time ago. It's only gotten worse since it's been linked with Facebook So many "interesting" people there.
Thank you for commenting! Bless you too <3
But I'd like to throw something out there, seeing as how you've opened a touchy can of worms of sorts.
If God came down and stopped people from doing shitty things to each other, there'd be no free will. Free will is what allows us to make our own decisions, our own choices, of our own will. Without free will, we wouldn't be free to choose what we want to do, whether positive or negative.
God does not "send child rapists to rape children," because that in of itself is contradictory to free will. The rapist is the one who goes to harm children - that is the rapist's choice, not God's.
Have you seen the most recent Captain America movie? They expressed Government in a similar position, making it a "god who intervenes" concept - eliminating those they believed would become bad people in the future and so forth. Excellent movie, and an excellent example to express this.
Plus, if life were perfect, it'd be pretty damn boring tbh. It's through trials and suffering that we learn to love and appreciate each other. Perfection ends with disatisfaction and arrogance, because people are greedy and selfish and, quite frankly, we look for trouble. Not to say that I approve of starvation and so forth, but that's a part of life. Animals starve, people starve. That's just how life is. Unless, of course, we as humans actuallly step in and try to make a difference, rather than whining and pointing fingers at a god or God who we may or may not believe.
The main one I run into though is something like this, an atheist accusing a christian of using the same arguments that all other christians use, or vis-versa, but they themselves are doing exactly the same thing.
Hate doesn't matter. There's hate between different fandoms, or different scientific specializations.
Relax, religions are only being subject to rationality, science and democracy. You know, survival of the fittest, another thing religion doesn't know.
Absence of religion isn't a kind of religion, because religion is the opinion that there's something supernatural. Saying that there's nothing supernatural isn't a way to say there's something supernatural. And almost every single belief in religions is against scientific discoveries.
I've been opposed in these comments, never proven wrong. Everybody that has had a debate with me in these comments is logically idiot including you, no one presented decent arguments. So that makes you funny. And you're already trolling at the first reply?
Your own definition of religion, even if it's partial, (and the one you quote isn't the only one) states the same thing I said, superhuman, supernatural elements, and practices.
Logic contradicts all of your bullshit so far. Keep trying, in a thousand years you could make (by chance, not by thinking about it) a correct statement.
Hey, I've got a fun game. Hows about you:
1.) Stop changing the subject every time you are beaten.
2.) Stop dodging questions.
3.) Actually post some art instead of having arguments.
Atheist ideals have at times not been as clean as many atheists would have you believe; one example of atheism at it's worst are the events that transpired during Mexico's La Reforma.
I constantly see why skeptics wish distance themselves from "atheists".
Skeptics my ass. Those are philosophers. Skeptics barely discuss about it. Of course in public you can't say anything else than "there's no proof of one thing or another" instead of "religion doesn't concern science, the foolish ideas aren't suppositions brought up by signs that require investigation, they're ridiculous fantasies which have the obvious purpose of scare ignorant people of authority", which is more honest.
I also see why, very clearly. Because atheism hasn't absolutely stopped being hated to death by fanatics. If you've never heard thye worst nauseatingly hateful rants against atheism, you're lucky.
And instead instead of saying "I see why these are the facts", you could argument something.