Is it normal that i feel like religious people have a strong dislike for atheists?

I feel like religious people have a massive chip on their shoulder about Atheists and they hilariously attempt to play the victim as if there's an Atheist on every street corner waiting to capture them and take them hostage. The horror!

Like dude, chill out! Literally every Atheist I know thinks everybody else can believe what they want as long as no-one forces their religion onto them or wishes them harm. Unlike religious people, Atheists look at every religion the same.

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  • I think athiests have hate for religious ppl actually. Go to any comment on youtube or facebook where a christian says "ill pray for you" and the hornest nest of snowflakes respond with "YoUr SkYfAiRy iS fAkE!! OMg YoU kNoW iTs NoT rEaL rIgHt!? WhAT a JoKe!! I vOtEd fOr HilLaRy! I eAt SoY!!"

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    • ive never had an athiest bang on my fuckin door at 7 on a sunday mornin to give me athiestic pamphlets

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    • Religious people tend not to care when you pick up religion. Just if you will keep religion in mind as an option.

      As an agnostic I respect religious people more than athiests. True faith is hard to manifest. Athiest tend to have a hardcore vegan mindset where they have to bring it up in every conversation and how thier belief is superior when pragmatically being apart of a religion is the better option. Wow there's no god and when you die that's it! What a thing to look forward to.

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      • I get what you mean about vegan mindset. If you actually get to talk to them about why theyre athiests you'll almost always realize its an emotional response. They'll say "well there wouldnt be any suffering" as if a god has to care about suffering to exist.

        I just admit I have no idea what happens or who made us. Because no one really knows. Everyone wants to pretend they know for sure. But they don't.

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        • This is why I dont see agnogistism as being just a fence sitter. Its literally saying "I dont know".

          Religon is a net good for the self. Religous organizations can get more complicated morally and ethically.

          I'd rather have my kid baptized even though I'm agnostic because I got baptized after I was born. Just covering my kids ass on the off chance the rapture does actually happen. My kid is going to be raised protestant and then get to choose what they want when they have the minimum mental capacity to realize how the world works. Why? Because I belive the church can reinforce early developmental morality in addition to parenting.

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      • Religious people live for tomorrow. Atheists live for today.

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        • It's exactly this kind of response that gets up the backs of people who don't share your POV. You want to know why you don't have positive interactions with some religious people? You say stuff like what you've just said. It wouldn't matter what you believed, or what they believed. A statement like that is a challenge to whoever disagrees with you.

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        • So you dont care about the people you leave behind? Great mindset for loners, not a great mindset for people with love ones.

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          • Yeah I think they got that one backwards. Religious people are the ones in the political party who don’t give a flying fuck about anybody but themselves, pretend they don’t think climate change is real because it’ll cost them money to stop it and they’re old enough that they won’t have to deal with the consequences of letting it continue, gleefully pass permanent tax cuts for the super rich that will bankrupt the country later while passing temporary tax cuts for everybody else that’ll expire just in time to blame it on the other party, etc. While atheists are in the party out there peacefully protesting to make lasting, permanent changes that will improve the lives of everybody despite getting blamed for violence that they’re framed for by outside actors.

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            • Belive or not there is a rational reason to why people deny climate change. While some flat out say it doesnt exsist, which is wrong. We do belive it exists but not at a level that requires drastic change over the course of a decade. We cant switch from coal to solar or wind. We sure as hell cant switch to all electric cars with being powered from just solar panels.

              We WOULD love more green energy but we dont have the technology to store the energy created for long term usage. When you get power from a socket most likely you are getting the steam power from a coal plant (or other plant)

              We DO support nuclear power (how that isnt supported by the left I have no fucking clue) its zero admissions and theres a chance we can recycle the nuclear waste in the future. If not a few cargo containers worth of waste over the course of 40 years of operation is well worth it.

              Not all churches are in the same political party. Some are in the conservative party and others are in the democratic party belive it or not.

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    • I've noticed this as well.

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      • Is that why it seems the majority of them are on the political side trying to burn down towns... literally now a days.

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  • It's not normal to think that unless you're trying to embrace a victimhood mindset. "I'm an oppressed atheist in a family full of crazy Christians! They force me to go to church every sunday! Please, Reddit, feel sorry for me and give me karma!"

    It's pretty pathetic. I'd recommend getting over this perceived hatred. Vast majority of people just don't have the time or energy to care about what you believe.

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  • Was the irony intentional here orrr?

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  • Not all of us are that. I used to be friends with an atheist. We just kinda lost touch.

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  • I think it's just the extremist religious people who hate atheists. And the only religious people that atheists hate are the extremist ones. Otherwise they just pay each other no mind.

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  • I'm an atheist and I don't force my shit on any nigga or hoe ; y'all know me I don't play like that.
    I feel that if a mothafucka wants to believe in a thing then they can.
    That's your thing. It ain't my thing. So I don't want your thing.
    If a nigga tells me he is a christian and fo some reason I decided to tell that fool that I'm atheist, and da nigga wants to force his beliefs on me and I let him know to stop coz I ain't about dat life AND DA MOTHAFUCKA PERSISTS... I'll walk away. Coz I ain't got no time fo drama.
    I'm a real atheist. I don't attack you fo believing in what you do and all a nigga asks is to keep yo shit to yoself.
    We are all just proverbial small town girls living in a lonely world, taking da midnight train going anywhere

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  • I personally think both sides have their dogma

    I'm more into spirituality and meditation and things like that, I can actually see how religious people like praying for example, I think prayer and meditation are very similar things, it's just with prayer you think the answers are coming externally and meditation the answers come internally. Even how prayers are done holding your hands, I'm sure there's a mudra for that pose

    To me though it almost seems like a cop out to be religious for specific answers, unless it's more like you're religious for the bonding and philosophy

    But some of my hang ups on being religious myself, well the biggest thing I can think of is how easy it would be a couple thousand years ago to kill someone publicly and then let him "rise from the grave" just to give your organization more credibility and influence

    I have a pretty big suspicion religion could have just been a tool for those in power to maintain that power and keep society in line. Culturally speaking I think religions are interesting, Greco Roman mythology for one, or Egyptian gods. But Christianity for example started because what, someone *happened* to find ten commandments on a stone when speaking to God? Because at a time people could easily be tricked a murdered man came back to life? I mean a whole bible was written out of someone's head more or less and that was totally acceptable to wholly believe in but someone like Joan of Arc was murdered for acting as an agent of God when she kicked ass for the French? Just seems full of conveniences

    But I never know how someone uses their religion or anything like that, I'm not bigoted to anyone over that. I do look out for things like Sunday Christians, but I never think anything like "you're religious so you're mentally interior"

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    • People don't get that you can believe that something that people call "God" exists without subscribing to a poisioned Ideology. Religious texts are written by people and Mythology in general is just what you're saying, its a way for people to maintain power. Kings ruled because God gave them the divine right to profit from the labor of other people. Peasants slaved in fields for little money and poor living conditions because they believed they'd be rewarded for it later.

      I can't really think of anything less likely than the Big Bang creating the whole universe. Everything exploding out of nothing for no reason is as credible as any religious creation story. Science has turned into its own religion, stuff like evolution and the Big Bang ARE religious beliefs and not science, because you cant prove them through experimenting.

      I think it comes back to the original point where people in positions of power have to tell you they know the entire machinations of all of creation. That's how cults work. "Everyone else has it wrong, so listen to me because I know better" The people running the world are using the same manipulation tactics theyve been using for thousands of years.

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      • That's why I'm agnostic. Logically there is a "God" out there. Whether it's a benevolent entity that wishes good will for humanity or a entity that has unfathomable comprehension above us remains to be discussed. God is whatever was the first thing in exsistance or created existence in the first place. Why do we exist has been the golden question that every human since the dawn of thought has thought of at one point.

        Exsistance is both subjective and fact, distinguishing the two is neigh impossible. Why is there a universe with things (matter) and not things (antimatter). Isnt it simpler for there to be nothing? Why is there something when nothing should, could or would exsist? Does that lead credence to the possibility we a created beings? If not literally (Adam and Eve) then at least from the first strains of atoms to be shat out by the big bang?

        Deconstructing the entire essence of reality is going to take far, far longer than I'm going to live for. So im just crossing my fingers theres a reality that exists for me after I die.

        Christianity did bring out the best of western thinking. It also brought out the worst but that was ironed out over the course of the last few centuries. If there isnt a God and I just cease to exist I just hope my kids will have a good time on this world like I have. Which should be the goal we all share. And no that does not mean I support throwing coal away and making everyone drive a Tesla. Just means the kids of the future will have to think their way out of the older generations mess. Which has been done for hundreds of generations so I'm not feeling bad about leaving this world behind.

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    • See this is the type of personality/character I can respect. If you're kind to everyone and you're a good person, even if we don't think the same things theologically speaking, I have no beef with you.

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  • I think the "hate" is mutual between the two groups.

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    • I don't think it is. Maybe some people do but I've never personally met an Atheist who wanted to encroach on someone else's life just because they have a spiritual belief. If they do they're a prick. But then religious people who try to ram their religion down everyone's throat are pricks too so it's swings and roundabouts I guess.

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  • Atheists and the religious are the same, having fanatical faith in knowing the answer to the question they can’t possibly know.

    They shouldn’t hate on each other, they have much in common.

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    • I'm only an agnostic because I cannot genuinely agree with either cause. If i had faith i would be a christian. If I had my head up my ass and thought I knew of the entire point of exsistance I would be an atheist.

      Agnostic is not a fence sitter. Just a person who honestly says "I have no fucking idea what's out there"

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  • Loud mouth atheists are just as bad as bible thumpers. They are the same personality. The actual belief is irrelevant.

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