Why do so many believers hate atheists?

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"Love your enemies"

I think that's what the man said.

He didn't say "love your enemies but hate the atheists". Yet as far as millions of Christians are concerned, Jesus may well have uttered those words.

Mind you, this hatred of atheists isn't just limited to Christianity; you'll also find it in the other two desert superstitions: Islam and Judaism.

Why is this, why do millions upon millions of believers hate atheists? Atheists have not hurt their god(s) or upset their deities' feelings.

I guess it comes down to the fact that atheists think for themselves and that's something that we know the respective holy writings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam do not tolerate.

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We are cuter than them?
They are scared of us?
We know more about their gods than they do?
They can almost imagine freedom, after meeting one of us?

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Reason Personified wrote:
We are cuter than them?
They are scared of us?
We know more about their gods than they do?
They can almost imagine freedom, after meeting one of us?
All of the above

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Fear.

Fear that they might be wrong about their entire worldview which they have invested their entire lifetime defending.
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Hedonist wrote:
Fear.
Fear that they might be wrong about their entire worldview which they have invested their entire lifetime defending.
Yes.
And I think that when people question their religion or faith, they intuitively think in terms of 'losing faith', or they naturally feel that they are relinquishing something. In reality, it is more a matter of seeing religion for what it is (superstition or myth) and freeing the mind of it.

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The reason they hate non believers is due to rejection. Personal rejection.

God is nothing but a self reassuring notion for them. When you reject God you are rejecting them and that's why they get so upset and take it so personally. That's why they curse us to hell and such because they take it as a personal attack on themselves. Look how they try to insult Darwin an then get frustrated when we chuckle and say so what. They are trying to substitute Darwin for God because in their pea brained heads they think atheism = evolution. Sigh face palm.

God is a projection of themselves and subconsciously they know this hence the reaction is personal when someone rejects God we are in fact rejecting them.

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Khatru wrote:
"Love your enemies"
I think that's what the man said.
He didn't say "love your enemies but hate the atheists". Yet as far as millions of Christians are concerned, Jesus may well have uttered those words.
Mind you, this hatred of atheists isn't just limited to Christianity; you'll also find it in the other two desert superstitions: Islam and Judaism.
Why is this, why do millions upon millions of believers hate atheists? Atheists have not hurt their god(s) or upset their deities' feelings.
I guess it comes down to the fact that atheists think for themselves and that's something that we know the respective holy writings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam do not tolerate.
Don't take it personal - I hate everybody.

Hope that helps.

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The reason they hate non believers is due to rejection. Personal rejection.
God is nothing but a self reassuring notion for them. When you reject God you are rejecting them and that's why they get so upset and take it so personally. That's why they curse us to hell and such because they take it as a personal attack on themselves. Look how they try to insult Darwin an then get frustrated when we chuckle and say so what. They are trying to substitute Darwin for God because in their pea brained heads they think atheism = evolution. Sigh face palm.
God is a projection of themselves and subconsciously they know this hence the reaction is personal when someone rejects God we are in fact rejecting them.
You have absolutely no clue what "god" is to me.

Running your mouth, claiming to know something when you don't know shit.

It is your pattern.

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Fear.
Fear that they might be wrong about their entire worldview which they have invested their entire lifetime defending.
If they are wrong, it would turn out no worse than if they believed otherwise and were right.

So what is there to fear?

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We are cuter than them?
They are scared of us?
We know more about their gods than they do?
They can almost imagine freedom, after meeting one of us?
I know more about freedom, imprisonment, god than any of you, and I never met a person I was scared of, except my father, and he is dead.

So, no.

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Was I talking to you fatass? But thank you for again confirming you believe in a god, once again proving you are no agnostic as you at times like to claim to be. And I am sure you can belch out some feel good quasi hippie definition of god. Sorry I lived in So. Cal before I have heard it all you would present nothing new.

Again you don't get upset at theists because they also believe so with the theist you have no reason to hate. The atheist on the other hand does not believe in any god because the theists have failed to demonstrate observable evidence for their god assertion.

And your anger is justified because you find it personally insulting and why? Because god is nothing more than a self made construct and rejecting your imaginary friend is in effect rejecting you.

Proof? Not once have I seen you say a cross word to even the most belligerent Christian. In fact you will vigorously defend them to believe as they wish and they should be allowed to express their opinions as they see fit.

Yet do you give atheists the same consideration?

Of course not! They chuckle at your god and thus chuckle at you because you in effect created your god as you see it, and so it's only natural you would get angry at those who do not believe. My little niece gets mad when I tell her that her princess friend who she has tea parties with isn't a real person but just her imagination. She gets mad and stamps her little foot! She is 6 though......

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<quoted text>You have absolutely no clue what "god" is to me.

Running your mouth, claiming to know something when you don't know shit.

It is your pattern.

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Buck Crick wrote:
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Don't take it personal - I hate everybody.
Hope that helps.
Absolutely!

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Friend are atheists, great people.
Not evangelical atheists on a mission :-)
Most people like atheists.
Most people like Christians.

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Coffee on the side
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The reason they hate non believers is due to rejection. Personal rejection.
God is nothing but a self reassuring notion for them....
"evangelical atheists" seem to give normal atheists a bad name....just saying
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The existence of atheists is a threat to believers because the hallucination is harder to maintain when there are doubters than it is when you are surrounded by a community of believers with no dissent.

The presence of atheists is an invitation to think about what one believes and why. Thinking and faith are not good companions, as no less an advocate of faith than Martin Luther noted:

ôReason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.ö

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Buck Crick wrote:
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I know more about freedom, imprisonment, god than any of you, and I never met a person I was scared of, except my father, and he is dead.
So, no.
Actually you don't. You cannot know another's experiences, you cannot know how much something may or may not mean to them, and since it was your own behaviors that led to your loss of freedom, and your subsequent imprisonment, we can safely conclude that loss of freedom wasn't very much an issue for you, nor would years of prison be deterrent enough to change what you would choose to become.

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Great point! Believers regardless if they admit it or not have moments of doubt.
Moments where reason and rational thinking starts creeping through the delusion. They fight to push this down and praise Jesus lol!

Then they see us who don't push that doubt and reason away but thrive on that. It must be maddening to see us living happily all the whole they are living in the chains of delusion. We're the ones who didn't climb on the bandwagon of superstition as it careens off the cliff.
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The existence of atheists is a threat to believers because the hallucination is harder to maintain when there are doubters than it is when you are surrounded by a community of believers with no dissent.

The presence of atheists is an invitation to think about what one believes and why. Thinking and faith are not good companions, as no less an advocate of faith than Martin Luther noted:

“Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.”
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Lincoln wrote:
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"evangelical atheists" seem to give normal atheists a bad name....just saying
Youve been challenged to offer an example of an 'evangelical atheist' and haven't done so. There's no such thing.

'Atheist' is what religionists call non-believers.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist
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EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Youve been challenged to offer an example of an 'evangelical atheist' and haven't done so. There's no such thing.
'Atheist' is what religionists call non-believers.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist
If you read the posts of those attacking believers with swear words "you may come close" to 'evangelical atheist'.
Obviously not a term which describes most atheists.
Friends who are atheists are mellow.
A few militant atheists remind one of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
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EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Y.....
Since leaving England have noticed differences in the culture of belief and non belief in the US.
Most atheists I talk with, turn out to be agnostics.
Questioning and doubt seem sign of intelligence.
"The True Believer" by Eric Hoffer may be worth reading.

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