Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

Apr 30, 2011 | Posted by: Hedonist | Full story: www.washingtonpost.com

Long after blacks and Jews have made great strides, and even as homosexuals gain respect, acceptance and new rights, there is still a group that lots of Americans just don't like much: atheists.

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Why do Americans "dislike" atheists?

Well, duh, the thread has answered the question with multiple posts expressing opinions along these lines:

"Now we have a voice. I for one am very happy to return the favor. I consider that religion filth and a plague, and don't mine (sic) disparaging it at any opportunity."

You don't have to be Christian or even religious to "dislike" the person who posted that.
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McCarthy was right wrote:
Why do Americans "dislike" atheists?
Well, duh, the thread has answered the question with multiple posts expressing opinions along these lines:
"Now we have a voice. I for one am very happy to return the favor. I consider that religion filth and a plague, and don't mine (sic) disparaging it at any opportunity."
You don't have to be Christian or even religious to "dislike" the person who posted that.
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actually, that person has a right to their opinion and expression of same

so you're the dislikable one for trying to mischaracterize them for doing their civil duty
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Amused wrote:
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Where do you get your drugs? You apparently have an awesome connection to substances that completely disable your ability to think and write coherently. Either that, or you are stark raving mad.
were you one of the smaller cities that was gased to instill a brainwashing technique for personal prejudices ignited AS PER COMMENT?

Other religions hold a role ordinence. You recieve it the first time you enter a church after your 4th birthday. if you hold no knowlegde common sense says dont talk in public if you host no knowledge or income contributions in that persons life.

My children had their salvation as a result of my ordinence. i am the property owner in my ordinence and have a spouse and children. But they are not spoken of in the bible. All those in the CITY had no property or rights to be there at all, I was the only person that had papers to their land from the real owners of the land, and they came in to remove everyone from the city.

athiests beliefs were no differnt then tabboo or occultism a jerk FORCING their belief system on others trying to get people to see THEIR life and contribute to THEIR climb, and to move people away from law security family and their own mind conditioning that keeps them safe, so you can rape, or harm them.

Common Sense NOT hate... not a active part of my life, you obstruct me go to prison I dont harrass or obstrcut your life and finance. Nor do I forsee you a active part of my life and contributions or recreation.

Not hurting my feel;ings one bit, i share my life yoiu just plain talk shit. Go vomit elsewhere.
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Preoccupied minds despise indifference...
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jaimie wrote:
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...brainwashing ...You recieve it the first time you enter a church ...the property owner ...a spouse and children....athiests beliefs ...occultism a jerk FORCING .... to move people away from law security family and their own mind conditioning that keeps them safe, so you can rape, or harm them.
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I mostly saw blah blah ginger

what I want to know is why the godbots have ti backwards - it's the churches who rape the children and brainwash people into thinking it's just special communion with god.

the only things that athiest want is religion off government policy and off people's bodies

and for people to think for themselves

I understand that that is scary, but that's all we want.
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nina wrote:
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actually, that person has a right to their opinion and expression of same
so you're the dislikable one for trying to mischaracterize them for doing their civil duty
You seem to be expressing some kind of twisted, misplaced anger toward me for daring to point out the crude religion-hating behavior of the poster. However, since I didn’t suggest the other poster has no right to express their opinion, and since I didn’t in any way mischaracterize what the poster said, it’s obviously you who is guilty of “mischaracterizing.”

By the way, I’m curious about how you manage to come to the utterly ridiculous conclusion that such an obviously mean-spirited attack on all religion can be seen as “doing their civil duty.”
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I don't hate athiests....after all it's their religion (belief in nothing). I feel sorry for them. God is real to me and Jesus has saved me from my sins. I believe I'll be in Heaven someday because of my faith in God. Belief in God comes by faith. I don't understand (or see) electricity but when I turn on a light switch I know it lights up a bulb--guess I had to have faith in electricity or I wouldn't even turn it on.
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Some people only like people who think and believe the same way they do.Narsistic types.
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nina wrote:
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I mostly saw blah blah ginger
what I want to know is why the godbots have ti backwards - it's the churches who rape the children and brainwash people into thinking it's just special communion with god.
the only things that athiest want is religion off government policy and off people's bodies
and for people to think for themselves
I understand that that is scary, but that's all we want.
Not valid.

Contingent on the drugs and alcohol a PARENT used before or during pregannacy a CHILD is birthed in a differnt brain chamber. They view YOUR DREAMS as their real life. People put them on meds for ADD or autism NOT medical or valid.

It means a child may be being assualted or raped and nobody can help them becaus ethey don't view reality with a brian dead chamber that does not open until slumber so hav eno clue what the child sees or feels and MALPRACTICE and false imprisonment is all over the board.

Federal Government has tried to make cities for those types of people to get in a society that views reality so there is no misconceptions in the future.

SPEED and Chamber of reality and function, thats all and a bunch of people viewing and voiceing opinion that had no right to speak at all, not a witness nor were you a party to assisting, just talkin shit again ehh

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McCarthy was right wrote:
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You seem to be expressing some kind of twisted, misplaced anger toward me for daring to point out the crude religion-hating behavior of the poster. However, since I didn’t suggest the other poster has no right to express their opinion, and since I didn’t in any way mischaracterize what the poster said, it’s obviously you who is guilty of “mischaracterizing.”
By the way, I’m curious about how you manage to come to the utterly ridiculous conclusion that such an obviously mean-spirited attack on all religion can be seen as “doing their civil duty.”
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I don't think he was attacking ALL religion. Just Christianity.
He said:
"Now we have a voice. I for one am very happy to return the favor. I consider THAT (emphasis mine) religion filth and a plague, and don't mine disparaging it at any opportunity."
From the context THAT religion seemed to be Christianity.

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Balmy Palmy wrote:
I don't hate athiests....after all it's their religion (belief in nothing). I feel sorry for them. God is real to me and Jesus has saved me from my sins. I believe I'll be in Heaven someday because of my faith in God. Belief in God comes by faith. I don't understand (or see) electricity but when I turn on a light switch I know it lights up a bulb--guess I had to have faith in electricity or I wouldn't even turn it on.
Atheism is not a religion.
Your god does not exist.

You don't have to have faith in electricity. You just have to flip the switch, and it works.
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jaimie wrote:
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were you one of the smaller cities that was gased to instill a brainwashing technique for personal prejudices ignited AS PER COMMENT?
Other religions hold a role ordinence. You recieve it the first time you enter a church after your 4th birthday. if you hold no knowlegde common sense says dont talk in public if you host no knowledge or income contributions in that persons life.
My children had their salvation as a result of my ordinence. i am the property owner in my ordinence and have a spouse and children. But they are not spoken of in the bible. All those in the CITY had no property or rights to be there at all, I was the only person that had papers to their land from the real owners of the land, and they came in to remove everyone from the city.
athiests beliefs were no differnt then tabboo or occultism a jerk FORCING their belief system on others trying to get people to see THEIR life and contribute to THEIR climb, and to move people away from law security family and their own mind conditioning that keeps them safe, so you can rape, or harm them.
Common Sense NOT hate... not a active part of my life, you obstruct me go to prison I dont harrass or obstrcut your life and finance. Nor do I forsee you a active part of my life and contributions or recreation.
Not hurting my feel;ings one bit, i share my life yoiu just plain talk shit. Go vomit elsewhere.
Is English like your third language?

I can't figure out WHAT the hell you are trying to say.
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Atheism is not a religion.
Your god does not exist.
You don't have to have faith in electricity. You just have to flip the switch, and it works.
T-rex was a God, a person or thing holding more power and can take your life for no just reason, of power or strength HUMBLE TO HIM AND RUN>
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Balmy Palmy wrote:
I don't hate athiests....after all it's their religion (belief in nothing). I feel sorry for them. God is real to me and Jesus has saved me from my sins. I believe I'll be in Heaven someday because of my faith in God. Belief in God comes by faith. I don't understand (or see) electricity but when I turn on a light switch I know it lights up a bulb--guess I had to have faith in electricity or I wouldn't even turn it on.
Hi grippy. Why the sock puppet?

You know that atheism is NOT a religion. The only people who believe that are those who have a less than firm grip on reality.

You may believe whatever you want. Just keep those personal and unproven beliefs out of the government, and the schools.

“Reality is better than truth.”

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Atheism isn't really about "knowing". The question is, why believe in a deity at all? There's no actual proof ANY of them ever existed, and there is no reason to pretend there might be one just because someone else says there is.

If a christian can say that there is no Thor, then an atheist an say there is no god.
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Boy, what a stupid question.. A lot of Americans are atheists. They dislike themselves?

A better question: Why do Americans hate radical RW Christians?
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Not valid.
Contingent on the drugs and alcohol a PARENT used before or during pregannacy a CHILD is birthed in a differnt brain chamber. They view YOUR DREAMS as their real life. People put them on meds for ADD or autism NOT medical or valid.
It means a child may be being assualted or raped and nobody can help them becaus ethey don't view reality with a brian dead chamber that does not open until slumber so hav eno clue what the child sees or feels and MALPRACTICE and false imprisonment is all over the board.
Federal Government has tried to make cities for those types of people to get in a society that views reality so there is no misconceptions in the future.
SPEED and Chamber of reality and function, thats all and a bunch of people viewing and voiceing opinion that had no right to speak at all, not a witness nor were you a party to assisting, just talkin shit again ehh
Thanks for the post.
I showed it to my son so he better understands the devastating impact that LSD can have on someone. He laughed and said that you weren't really being serious, and that you had to be joking.

“Reality is better than truth.”

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Honey, sweetie, chickie-babe, I was raised catholic. I have 14 years of religious education under my belt. And I am an atheist. You could even say that I am an atheist BECAUSE of it.

It's always quaint when someone sys atheists don't understand religion or faith. Most of us were raised on one faith or another. We understand it just fine; we just reject it as not credible.
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Um a athiest has no clue of church ordience of Baptist, buddism, Catholics, Chritians, Lutheran etc.
Because they have no knowledge they cant relate.
Americans have a "ordinence role" Which we have life status and attire.
Athiests dont play that and disrupt peoples psyche with their slander or loose ways around people and the topic.
My ordinence wore a tunic but I changed it to flannel or attire that resembled what was once called a tunic, not a robe or gown.
You can't relate becasue your are nto aloud to read the BIBLE the ordience of yoru charactor for life, thats all. Your paper clips on th ebible are all the times your charactor must attend church for their role. Outside of it you do not attend.

“Reality is better than truth.”

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Atheism isn't a faith or religion; there are no tenets beyond a disbelief in deities. There is no right or wrong basis for that lack of belief, we don't have rules, and we don't wear cute outfits to publicize not believing in a god.
jaimie wrote:
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were you one of the smaller cities that was gased to instill a brainwashing technique for personal prejudices ignited AS PER COMMENT?
Other religions hold a role ordinence. You recieve it the first time you enter a church after your 4th birthday. if you hold no knowlegde common sense says dont talk in public if you host no knowledge or income contributions in that persons life.
My children had their salvation as a result of my ordinence. i am the property owner in my ordinence and have a spouse and children. But they are not spoken of in the bible. All those in the CITY had no property or rights to be there at all, I was the only person that had papers to their land from the real owners of the land, and they came in to remove everyone from the city.
athiests beliefs were no differnt then tabboo or occultism a jerk FORCING their belief system on others trying to get people to see THEIR life and contribute to THEIR climb, and to move people away from law security family and their own mind conditioning that keeps them safe, so you can rape, or harm them.
Common Sense NOT hate... not a active part of my life, you obstruct me go to prison I dont harrass or obstrcut your life and finance. Nor do I forsee you a active part of my life and contributions or recreation.
Not hurting my feel;ings one bit, i share my life yoiu just plain talk shit. Go vomit elsewhere.

“Reality is better than truth.”

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So you are an atheist if the light doesn't turn on?

Electricity is testable, definable, and quantifiable. Unlike supernatural beings and zombie carpenters.
Balmy Palmy wrote:
I don't hate athiests....after all it's their religion (belief in nothing). I feel sorry for them. God is real to me and Jesus has saved me from my sins. I believe I'll be in Heaven someday because of my faith in God. Belief in God comes by faith. I don't understand (or see) electricity but when I turn on a light switch I know it lights up a bulb--guess I had to have faith in electricity or I wouldn't even turn it on.

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