Is it normal i’m irreligious but still get annoyed at this?
I’ll try to make this as comprehensible as I can, because when I’ve addressed this issue in the past I’ve suffered from miscommunication and people made assumptions and the responses just ended up adding to the problem.
First thing’s first, I’m not an atheist exactly. I said “irreligious” for a reason. I’m more agnostic if anything, but I come from a Christian background. And back then I had heard a belief that everyone deep down knows that God is real and that that was reason people reacted so strongly to hearing his name.
When I was christian this was a satisfactory explanation for any moments where I may have had people make fun of me for what I believed and any time I saw an anti religious opinion be the most popular.
But since deconverting it’s actually become more confusing. I understand in situations where someone may be using their religion in an aggressive way or trying to justify something horrible through it, but sometimes someone will just use the word God casually and just get downvoted to shit and a bunch of replies mocking religion that get tons of upvotes, and even though I agree with them for the most part there’s just something about it that really upsets me and I don’t know why.