How atheists became the most colossally smug and annoying people on the planet

Aug 26, 2013 Full story: Free Republic 8

When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying? Surely non-believers in God weren't always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone "I am an atheist" without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making ... (more)

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“My hand is over my crotch.”

Since: Jan 10

It's time to put it to use

#1 Aug 27, 2013
I agree with this statement
"Do you want to know why Atheism has become so "smug" and all that? It's because the fundamental Christians in the U.S. have gotten so in-your-face about their religion and their hatred of all non-Christian (and some alternative-Christian) faiths that die-hard atheists are forced to take up arms.

There's also the fact a lot of these people (atheists, that is) are in fact reformed Christians who LIVED through the hypocrisies of Christianity. I've seen the same thing in the pagan community with the former-Christians-turned-pagan being quite anti-Christian at time.

So if you want Atheists to be less smug and in-your-face, perhaps Christians should step off of their high horses and start treating people of ALL religious, faiths, beliefs, and non-belief with respect and decency."

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Nottingham, UK

#2 Aug 27, 2013
As opposed to those who think that God chose one group of people, on one planet, in one coroner of the milky way which is just one galaxy out of many. Think about how many other planets in the cosmos have civilization and God only picked one!!
Yes that is way more meek...
Amused

Brookfield, MA

#3 Aug 27, 2013
More Freeper whiny nonsense. Although that may be a triple redundancy. The basic complaint is "Why can't atheists be quiet in their little closets? It hurts our sensitive feelings when they ask embarrassing questions about proof and evidence."

“My hand is over my crotch.”

Since: Jan 10

It's time to put it to use

#4 Aug 27, 2013
Amused wrote:
More Freeper whiny nonsense. Although that may be a triple redundancy. The basic complaint is "Why can't atheists be quiet in their little closets? It hurts our sensitive feelings when they ask embarrassing questions about proof and evidence."
They want the ability to preach while forcing us to stay quiet.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#5 Aug 28, 2013
Benjamin Frankly wrote:
As opposed to those who think that God chose one group of people, on one planet, in one coroner of the milky way which is just one galaxy out of many. Think about how many other planets in the cosmos have civilization and God only picked one!!
Yes that is way more meek...
And, he cares deeply about what you do every day, especially what you do while naked. It's like being an ant in his own personal ant farm.
Crolath

Bella Vista, CA

#6 Aug 28, 2013
I think that a christian who was in a room full of people and discovered that 80 percent of those people worshiped and adored an all-powerful wish-granting purple tooth fairy, they would be pretty smug about thinking that those people were complete idiots.

Never mind that the person calling atheists smug is likely someone who believes that they have a deep personal relationship with the creator of the universe.

Anyhow, I am smug, I admit it.

“My hand is over my crotch.”

Since: Jan 10

It's time to put it to use

#7 Aug 28, 2013
Exactly. They are hypocrites. They are okay with irrationality when it comes to their beliefs but not others.
Crolath wrote:
I think that a christian who was in a room full of people and discovered that 80 percent of those people worshiped and adored an all-powerful wish-granting purple tooth fairy, they would be pretty smug about thinking that those people were complete idiots.
Never mind that the person calling atheists smug is likely someone who believes that they have a deep personal relationship with the creator of the universe.
Anyhow, I am smug, I admit it.

“Tis the Season for Reason!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#8 Aug 30, 2013
Smug? Listen to them whine!

These are the last gasps of dying out religions, that used to flaunt their religious preferential treatment, which is now increasingly being denied to them.

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