Exasperated With Defense of Atheism.

I am getting so tired of trying to counter the immense amount of anti-atheism where I live. No matter who well you explain and no matter how well your argument is reasoned the result is always the same.

There is an article in my local paper called - Community guest columnist Tim Lee: Imagining no God means playing God:

For example, I have had to explain about seven times today that just because someone was an atheist and committed numerous atrocities doesn't mean they did it because of their atheism. i have contrasted this against the argument of believers committing atrocities because they were believers. Each person who replies to the letter seems to repeat the same argument and ignore the previous replies.

Just tired of dealing with them.

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Comment by Tony Minoldo on January 18, 2012 at 6:56pm

Napoleon Bonaparte, don't have to hide, mate! We all need to be allowed to show who we are and if someone doesn't accept us the way we are, they don't deserve our friendship...Said, taht, I totally understand what you mean; I'm currently going through a very tough period of my life, and one of the reasons is that I refuse to live in the USA thanks to the far too many bigots that are US citizens/residents and live there...I don't want my children to grow in what I think is a very non tollerant society, especially because I'm an atheist and a communist, I defend the right of minorities, and have no problems whatsoever with other people's sexual preferences (apart from pedophiles, I can't tolerate those)...I'd fear (living there) not for my own life, but for my children. Be brave, all my support from Italy!

Comment by Tony Minoldo on January 18, 2012 at 6:46pm

Hi Dee, How typical of the religious people not getting informed before giving an opinion! Indeed, if they were ready to read and study, they would most probably become atheist themselves...I'm convinced that from a psychological viewpoit, religious people get really angry when discussing religion with an atheist or non-theist because maybe at inconscious level, deep inside themselves, they know what they believe is simply absurd: their aggressive responses are a reaction to themselves, to avoid realising they've lived and live under the control of the bigger lie in human history.

Comment by Dee Neely on January 17, 2012 at 8:34pm

My favorite piece of the article is the jump from the words of a popular song to the idea that all atheist are only living for today.

Comment by Glen Rosenberg on January 17, 2012 at 8:31pm

I read that wonderful article. Author says belief in after life is through deism-false. Theism is the answer. Last two paragraphs utter crap. In rejecting god it does not follow that Isler is substituting himself for god.

Comment by Dee Neely on January 17, 2012 at 8:13pm

@booklover

You sound like a really neat person Dee.  Glad to have talked to you on here.

Thanks. I have my moments. You do, too.

Comment by Dee Neely on January 17, 2012 at 8:11pm

@Tony Minaldo Sorry. I accidentally deleted your comment.

Comment by Dee Neely on January 17, 2012 at 7:41pm

I do so get that.

I have a triple whammy. I am bi and transgendered and an atheist. I get to be called a pedophile two ways. Bi = pedophile looking for little boys. Transgendered = pedophile looking for little girls.

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