Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

Why do theists think everything is an attack on faith?

they keep whinging about how rude us atheists are when most of us are not even that rude to theists.

Update:

@ NCWJ il pick um..... all of em.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    It is a defense mechanism.

    Basically, they DO understand that there is no evidence for their claims. They are trying to keep justifying that 'Santa' still exists.

    One way to do that is to attack the messenger, not the message, as there is no defense against the fact that their faith is a fairy tale.

    Another is to attack science.

    It is hard to grow up.

  • Demi
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    I don't. Not only that, I really do not care what others believe (or don't believe) so long as they leave others be, keep it far, far away from laws and classrooms and away from human rights. In that respect, I'm closer to most atheists I know than most theists you'll run across. We're usually fairly conservative, too. We're just practical and value freedom for all - even those with whom we disagree.

    Edit: *Quietly applauds NCWJ and offers him a shot of her beloved Linie Akvavit*

    I'm hogging all the lutefisk though. Not that most people mind....

    Source(s): Nordic Heathen
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because our very existence is an affront to their worldview in which everyone unquestioningly loves their god and/or messiah.

    Sometimes atheists can be blunt and unforgiving, but quite often we just present plain truth that just so happens to fly in the face of reassuring lies. A system that feeds on ignorance can only resort to name-calling when it has no other way to defend itself.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Well to some extent it is sort of warranted.

    Think about it, we troll on them more often than they do on us. Not to mention the american atheists group suing the government over the cross thing(I think we all know they nor we give a sh!!t that much about them disrespecting the non-christian victims moreso as we just dont want a cross there). Anyway most of the atheists I've met were online so I don't know if most atheists in real life do or don't hate faith.

    You know you guys aren't that much better than the christians here who also thumb down anything about them. Seriously are we that much in denial?

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  • 9 years ago

    If you were any kind of atheist you wouldn't give one minute of your day arguing about theists and their beliefs and sensitivities. if atheism is the truth you've only got this life. why waste it pandering to the delusional? maybe you're some evangelical troll.

  • 9 years ago

    Maybe they suffer from a Persecution Complex.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I am sorry your question was rejected because of vagueness

    Please choose a theist from the group below

    1 Abrahamic religions

    1.1 Bábism

    1.2 Bahá'í Faith

    1.3 Christianity

    1.3.1 Catholicism

    1.3.2 Protestantism

    1.3.3 Other groups

    1.4 Gnosticism

    1.5 Islam

    1.6 Judaism

    1.7 Rastafari movement

    1.8 Mandaeans and Sabians

    1.9 Samaritanism

    1.10 Unitarian Universalism

    2 Indian religions

    2.1 Ayyavazhi

    2.2 Bhakti Movement

    2.3 Buddhism

    2.4 Din-i-Ilahi

    2.5 Hinduism

    2.6 Jainism

    2.7 Sikhism

    3 Iranian religions

    3.1 Manichaeism

    3.2 Mazdakism

    3.3 Yazdânism

    3.4 Zoroastrianism

    3.5 Mithraism

    4 East Asian religions

    4.1 Confucianism

    4.2 Shinto

    4.3 Taoism

    4.4 Other

    5 African diasporic religions

    6 Indigenous traditional religions

    6.1 African

    6.2 American

    6.3 Eurasian

    6.4 Oceania/Pacific

    6.4.1 Cargo cults

    7 Historical polytheism

    7.1 Ancient Near Eastern

    7.2 Indo-European

    7.3 Hellenistic

    8 Neopaganism

    9 New Age, esotericism, mysticism

    9.1 New Age

    9.2 Esotericism and mysticism

    9.3 Occult and magical

    9.4 Left-Hand Path

    10 New religious movements

    10.1 Creativity

    10.2 Shinshukyo

    Source(s): stop "whinging"
  • Mike
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    It's a communication problem.

    The Atheist says, "I do not believe there is a god."

    But the Theist hears,"You're a dumbs__t retard for believing that crazy nonsense!"

  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Well atheists are attacking our faith and our right to have religion and it seems you won't be happy until we have a country where the only people that have rights are atheists and homosexuals.

  • 9 years ago

    Hey, don't lump us together. I've never whinged that you're rude.

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