Hmmmm.... not sure about that one.

Some people, of all labels, can be intolerant, but I see the rise of atheism as being challenging, robust, and critical of theism - NOT purely intolerant and rude like some claim. 


Atheists are only intolerant of people who spell atheist as "athiest" ;)

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Comment by Frankie Dapper on September 16, 2011 at 10:14am

Is it intolerant to oppose the hands of tyranny?

Those who oppose nazis, kkk, dmv, sociopaths etc. are given label intolerant. Trash and pc kneejerk crap. Equity, equality and an improved way of life will not come about withou opposing the hands of tyranny. Oh those damn intolerant abolitionists without whom slavery would be extant and flourishing. (I know it is out there still)

There are two major problems with religion. First it is not true, all crap, crapulous crap. Second, it cant leave others alone with its deviant morality. Impose, impose, impose and oppose others who are not of their cloth. To label the opposition to tyranny intolerant is absurd, an offense to reason and sense.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 16, 2011 at 8:53am

I am tolerant to the degree that I am tolerated.  I do not attempt to dissuade theists from their belief, but in return, I INSIST that my right NOT to believe is equally respected.  Further, as the US is, at least on paper, a secular nation and not founded on any one religion, I will also insist that no attempt be made to force the government to favor one religion over another or to shove atheists into a closet because we make theists uncomfortable.

If theists wish to be intolerant in their actions toward me, they will find a similar reaction, much as Newton described in his Third Law of Motion.  I have no interest in their turf, but when they tread onto mine, they create a problem, a problem whose severity is directly proportional to the nature of their behavior.



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