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Old 04-14-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Top things that bother me are:

Religious people who try to make "their" religion the law of the land.
Religious people who try to make sure "their" religion is taught in public schools.
People who say "I will pray for you" even when I ask them not to, and when they still insist. ARGHHH!
People who say "Say a prayer for 'x'" right after I tell them I'm not religious. One woman even screamed at me,
"Well, ANYONE can PRAY!!!" Um. Nope.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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I tend to lose it when the gawd believers, upon discovering that I am an atheist, tell me that I'm bound to spend eternity in HELL, or the LAKE of FIRE!

These words are always shouted...I guess the guy in the sky frowns on whisperers of eternal blistering threats. But the worst part is fanatical look in their eyes; all glittering and gleaming in fevered anticipation of my imagined agony...forever and ever, amen.

I guess we haven't evolved too far from those who revelled in the inquisitions.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I tend to lose it when the gawd believers, upon discovering that I am an atheist, tell me that I'm bound to spend eternity in HELL, or the LAKE of FIRE!

These words are always shouted...I guess the guy in the sky frowns on whisperers of eternal blistering threats. But the worst part is fanatical look in their eyes; all glittering and gleaming in fevered anticipation of my imagined agony...forever and ever, amen.

I guess we haven't evolved too far from those who revelled in the inquisitions.
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Maddening, isn't it??

I heard a comedian on the Comedy Show or the like say that he had the perfect response in that situation: Just say, "Forgive me." lol!
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Come to Australia.
Ha I would LOVE to come to Australia!! Thanks for the invite!
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Oh where to start.

1. If religious people use their religion to justify treating other humans like ****

2. The "I don't judge, but I'm better than you" mentality

3. Saying, "I'll pray for you," in a very condescending way

4. The avoidance of change

5. The denial of science.

6. The how some act like they are being persecuted when really they just aren't being allowed to force their religion onto others. (Here's an awesome article about this

7. How some act like you need religion to be a good person or have morals.

8. People trying to make their religion the law of the land.

9. The shame in being different

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I could probably go on and on. All of these get me pretty bad. I have tried to be very tolerant of religious people. If believing in a higher power helps someone get through a bad day or helps them become a better person, that is great. However, I have seen too much of the bad side of religion. I truly feel like religion brainwashes people. It really shows how deep down religion can grab when my own parents and family think that there is something wrong with me just because of something that the Bible says
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:05 AM
 
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I remember that Cliff Walker ('Positive Atheism') at whose sandalled feet I sat and absorbed his wisdom in the course of becoming a full metal jacket militant atheist, likened the atheist 'coming out' to the gay movement.

One of the greatest things about Internet atheism is that those who have lost their Faith can realize that there is not only nothing wrong in that but in fact they are better people than those who say there is something wrong about it.

A great deal of the religion debate is about self -justification and feelings of self -worth.

Another Axiom. When a theist tells you what God does, thinks or wants, they are are creating God in their own image.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:17 AM
 
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What tests my tolerance is when my Dad leaves exorcisms on my voice mail. Hear one here:

Music and Podcast

I post them because he's a raging, abusive christian.
It is unlisted number time, really. I mean for mean it's a one-shot listen, and it is funny. But if that were some relative zeroing in on me with this stuff over and over again, no way.

You might try complaining to the phone company that it is an obscene and threatening call.

I am so grateful to have moved to a country where people don't push their religion into your face, and believers and non-believers seem to be quite happy with it that way. The J.W.'s stop by once in awhile, but they are so old and so few that even I may outlive them.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: OKC
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What tests my tolerance is when my Dad leaves exorcisms on my voice mail. Hear one here:

Music and Podcast

I post them because he's a raging, abusive christian.
I'm sure that must be plenty painful for you to have to go through, but I have to admit I found it really entertaining. If you feel comfortable with it and you have the opportunity, I would love it if you posted more of the same.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Hehe ... for some reason that struck me as funny, especially given the context. I think my fork will continue its journey, too.
I as well will be joining the "fork will continue on it's journey" battle! That sums it up pretty well for me!
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJqw-idOwUc

This pretty much sums it up for me! Enjoy this compilation of comics explaining some of my inner most thoughts! Might as well just laugh about it!
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