ANSWERS: 26
  • It's not right to say they have no brain, but it's true that believers don't know how to use it.
  • If you look a little more closely, I think you'll see that those sorts of insults generally follow a Christian person telling other people how immoral and sinful they are for being gay/unmarried/atheist. I, personally, could care less if someone insults my beliefs. Either they make a good argument and I reexamine my beliefs, or more commonly they are just parroting some sort of blather and I ignore them.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      And a lot of it on this site has to do with atheists insulting those who Do believe in a God.
    • AskingForaFriend
      It's not as simple as just letting you believe what you want to. Some of us see religious belief for what it is- untrue, harmful and toxic. And we know that extremism is built on the backs of moderates. Your belief has a hugely negative impact on the world I live in. You hear name calling, I hear somebody calling out something harmful. And ridiculous beliefs deserve ridicule. Sorry man.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      And NOT believing is ridiculous and deserves ridicule. Not that sorry.
  • I'm all for that. and I will get behind it the moment the religious right stops trying to make their belief system into law for the rest of us.
  • Why is it okay for believers to tell me that God is the answer, and that if we'd just follow the bible then all of our woes would be solved, or to attack good science because they believe it weakens their faith and then cry like a baby when I point out their logical fallacies? If you don't want your testimonies thrown back in your face, keep them in your homes and churches where they belong.
  • Because this is the age of "mind everyone's business". I grew up hearing my parents tell me over and over to mind my own business. If something was "different" about another person/household, my parents may have discussed it in the house privately with each other but they never went out publicly and say something to the person or anyone else. And it's not just about religious beliefs.
  • Einstein was religious but he didn't deny science did he?
  • Apparently the religious right isn't so accepting of others as they want to believe. Why is it any answer that disagrees with the questioner's premise has been RDed? isn't THAT a little uncalled for?
  • Why can't people recognize hurtful remarks for what they are and just ignore them?
  • I agree. I think it's because there are a lot of childish people in the world, who are also very angry unhappy people. Atheists would fall into that category. They carry a lot of negative energy.
  • Well I've never heard of an atheist burning someone at the stake for being a heretic. Which part of the golden rule don't the bible thumpers understand?
  • When a religious person promotes their view of the world to me, I will promote mine back at them.
  • it is un-called for but we can rise above it.
  • I agree, people are too judgemental. If you believe in a red and gray colored bunny that lives in a giant tree, and that makes you feel good about yourself then enjoy. Who am I to judge. I think that everyone should believe in whatever makes them happy as long as they are not hurting anyone else.
  • because some people just can't accept the fact that everyone does not have the same beliefs...and that goes for BOTH/ALL sides. I agree that saying someone is brainless for believing in God is uncalled for, but so is telling someone they are going to burn in hell if they don't is just as uncalled for. It is no one's business if someone does not believe and no one's business if someone does. What gets me is...when a religious question is asked someone will always answer with their opinions on how stupid it is for anyone to believe rather than just pass it by unanswered and then piss and moan about how religious people share their views rather than keeping them to themselves. it's kind of funny actually.
  • There are people guilty of this on all sides, want to meet halfway and call a truce? When I'm not attacked for being rational I'll stop demeaning your gullibility.
  • honestly, i'm not much into the christian belief system (i don't believe in heaven or hell, or an afterlife for that matter), but i can appreciate everyones right to believe what they want to believe. it is as wrong for atheists to generalize people who believe in god/christ as being stupid or what not as it is for christians to say that muslims are all evil, hateful cameljockies. what really matters, more than just saying what religion you believe in, is how you treat your fellow man and what you do to make this world a better place to live. that, in my opinion, is more important than any cross or star-of-david around the neck.
  • Its not about what 'other' people want, but what God wants of you... If you know the Old Testament at all, it is obvious that God wanted the Jews to do things very exactly... Even to the point of death....if they did not...for some things... Then God sent his son for us and said this... (Mark 9:7) And a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud: “This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him.” And Jesus, when he started his ministry, said this... (Matthew 22:37-40) He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this, ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets.” Meaning, he had superceded all the 600 specific laws/rules in the Old Testament... ...THE WHOLE LAW HANGS... Jesus stated this before the New Testament was written...so he meant the OT
  • It's also uncalled for to burn people at the stake, or stone them for NOT believing in god. If I had a dollar for each time someone called me a devil-worshipper, stupid, heretic, sinner, or told me I was going to burn in hell forever, I'd be a very rich woman. If someone feels the need to tell me what they believe, I will return the favour. Respect is a two-way street.
    • AskingForaFriend
      Amen sista
  • Christians need to be willing to adhere to that advice as well. I am so sick and tired of them bitching and moaning when they are called dumb and stupid for believig in God yet they seem to have no problem telling those who live their lives in contrary to the teaching of the bible that they will burn in hell for eternity and that they are sodomites and godless creatons. If Christians want respect they have to first learn how to give respect to those who they don't agree with. And for the record I am a Christian that doesn't believe it is my duty to go around telling everyone they are all sinners and need to accept God into their lives and change their wicked way. I follow the example of my Savior and love those who choose a different path just as Jesus would do.
  • I agree, maybe they have a wee small brain. but its true they dont know how to use it. anyone who believes in God is just abreviating a Name for a Name they are too lazy to find out a better name. God doesnt exist as God. The creator exists because we exist. His Name isnt God. That's pure dogma. am god, you know. Dogma didnt create the planet. Dogma doesnt make the grass grow. People who believe in God are followers. Lemmings in human bodies. It doesnt really matter what people believe. we are born without a choice, and we die without a choice. the next level is automatic...whatever it is.
  • I couldn't agree more. The ongoing petty squabbling between fanatics on this site drives me to distraction. Live and let live I say.
  • I suspect that the unbelievers are the way I was when I did not believe. Every word spoken of God and his ways I took as a personal attack and judging me because of how I was living. I found out that I was only listening to Satan with no thought of God being the one who was speaking to me through them. Praise the name of Jesus!
  • A good question...Because this old system of ours, what we are now living in, will not last...it is to be replaced by Jehovah God's original purpose...for peaceful men to live on the earth forever, meaning without ever having to die. To Jehovah God, death is an enemy...a punishment brought on by disobedience. Genesis 2: 16,17 Enemy? First Corinthians 15:26 System ending ? (Matthew 24:14) And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. What we have to do to avoid this? (Matthew 28:19, 20) Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.
  • Don't worry about it. That's nothing new. Most people who feel like your ex are believers now. Have patience and give him some space to cool down.
  • maybe cause they like to control people
  • Would you call this " HARASSING" if a person warned you of approaching disaster? J.W's are now warning people that the END is near...all the signs are in place... (2 Timothy 3:1-5) But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. The finality is stated... (Psalm 37:9) For evil men will be done away with, But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth. (Psalm 37:29) The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. The preaching/ teaching about it must continue...it is not harassment. (Matthew 28:19, 20) Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.

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