Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?

Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?

There are 9611 comments on the Free Republic story from May 5, 2011, titled Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?. In it, Free Republic reports that:

'RELIGION SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RIDICULE, HATRED AND CONTEMPT' Atheism, or 'antitheism,' which was once considered taboo in America, has gone somewhat mainstream in today's society.

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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5400 Apr 10, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
There isn't any competition here
There are no winners or losers only
You make yourself look stupid with each post
maybe you should regress reconfigure reboot that minuscule brain, possible but doubtful
;)
I know where he can get a used neon transformer, cheap-- it might be just the thousand-volt jolt he needs for a restart....

...

;)
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#5401 Apr 10, 2013

\\\\||||//
( o o )
---oO0o------O------oO0o---

Hell

Always check your source
Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/hell.asp

The following is an actual question given on a University of
Washington chemistry mid term. The answer was so "profound" that the
professor shared it with colleagues, which is why we now have the
pleasure of enjoying it as well.

BONUS QUESTION - Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyles Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student however wrote the following:

First we need to know how the mass of hell is changing in time. So we
need to know what rate that souls are arriving in hell and the rate they
are leaving. I think we can safely assume that once a soul gets to
Hell, it will not leave. Therefore no souls are leaving. As to how
many souls are entering hell, lets look at the different religions that
exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are
not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are
more than one of these religions, and since people do not belong to more
than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth
and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell
to increase exponentially.

Now we look at the rate of change of the volume of hell because Boyles
Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to
stay the same, the volume of hell has to expand as souls are added.

This gives us two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a rate slower that the rate at which souls
enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate greater than the increase of souls in
Hell, then the temperature and pressure of will drop until Hell freezes
over.

The student received the only "A" given.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5402 Apr 10, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
\\\\||||//
( o o )
---oO0o------O------oO0o---
Hell
Always check your source
Snopes
http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/hell.asp
The following is an actual question given on a University of
Washington chemistry mid term. The answer was so "profound" that the
professor shared it with colleagues, which is why we now have the
pleasure of enjoying it as well.
BONUS QUESTION - Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyles Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant.
One student however wrote the following:
First we need to know how the mass of hell is changing in time. So we
need to know what rate that souls are arriving in hell and the rate they
are leaving. I think we can safely assume that once a soul gets to
Hell, it will not leave. Therefore no souls are leaving. As to how
many souls are entering hell, lets look at the different religions that
exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are
not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are
more than one of these religions, and since people do not belong to more
than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth
and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell
to increase exponentially.
Now we look at the rate of change of the volume of hell because Boyles
Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to
stay the same, the volume of hell has to expand as souls are added.
This gives us two possibilities:
1. If Hell is expanding at a rate slower that the rate at which souls
enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate greater than the increase of souls in
Hell, then the temperature and pressure of will drop until Hell freezes
over.
The student received the only "A" given.
Classic humor. I always like the add-on (likely fictional, but funny):

The answer is conclusively 2.

Because last night I had sex with that cheerleader, who had previously said, last semester, that she'd date me as soon as hell froze over.
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#5403 Apr 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Classic humor. I always like the add-on (likely fictional, but funny):
The answer is conclusively 2.
Because last night I had sex with that cheerleader, who had previously said, last semester, that she'd date me as soon as hell froze over.
Yup I plum fergot da last line <sigh>

Check this out

http://oaks.nvg.org/mental-jesus.html
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#5404 Apr 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I know where he can get a used neon transformer, cheap-- it might be just the thousand-volt jolt he needs for a restart....
...
;)
Yup

The neon transformer is out of the question
doesn't matter how cheap it is

His credit is so bad he needs a cosigner to pay cash$$

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5405 Apr 10, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup I plum fergot da last line <sigh>
Check this out
http://oaks.nvg.org/mental-jesus.html
What I skimmed over was amusing, but a wee bit too long in the tooth to read carefully.

But was Jesus a psychopath? I dunno-- presuming the stories were based on a real, historical figure? I'd wager not.

Just based on the fact that we know the oldest stories are still too new to be original tales.

Thus, the tales we do have, are generations removed, and everyone knows how gossip works; each iteration of the story gets added to, made more "wow" factor, and so on.

In truth, if there was a historical Jesus, he was unlikely to be anything at all like the stories.

Imagine the classic parody of a nerdy Jewish boy, learning to do stage magic, only not very well ....

... think Howard Walowitz, of TV's The Big Bang Theory.

Only without the Master's degree-- Jesus was supposed to be an uneducated carpenter, after all.

:D

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5406 Apr 10, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup
The neon transformer is out of the question
doesn't matter how cheap it is
His credit is so bad he needs a cosigner to pay cash$$
A Cash ID card?

LOL!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#5407 Apr 10, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
Educational barrier again. That's your best argument, really?
Notre Dame is below most educational barriers

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#5408 Apr 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
ThunderF00t took the loss of his son pretty hard; it was very clear, from his memorial YouTube, that he was deeply affected by the loss.
What saddened me though, was the hatecultists' comments on that video and elsewhere. The majority could be summed up with, "thanks to you, your son is now burning in hell" or worse. The level of vitriol spewing forth at TF, after he announced his loss, was ... disgusting. Even by the low standards of the internets.
What can one say, in answer to such hate? Best not to dwell on it, I suppose.
Bottom line: cherish whatever time you have, with the ones you love-- time is always and forevermore, finite. And shorter that we'd like it to be--always.
You know me, always going on about kindness. When someone is grieving, all arguments should be put aside and every effort should be made to comfort the bereaved. When someone is down that low, it is unconscionable to kick him/her even lower. I've seen people on both sides of this forum's basic issues do it, though. Always makes me sad.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5409 Apr 10, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>
You know me, always going on about kindness. When someone is grieving, all arguments should be put aside and every effort should be made to comfort the bereaved. When someone is down that low, it is unconscionable to kick him/her even lower. I've seen people on both sides of this forum's basic issues do it, though. Always makes me sad.
I have to agree-- when someone is suffering a loss, that is certainly not the time to discuss issue(s).

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#5410 Apr 10, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Notre Dame is below most educational barriers
Really? I refute that with this.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...
Lincoln

United States

#5411 Apr 10, 2013
Notre Dame seem to have high academic standards and respect.

Since: Jun 07

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#5412 Apr 11, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? I refute that with this.
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...
Hit a nerve did I dumbo? You couldn't get a degree if your life depended upon it. That's why you got rejected by good universities.

Since: Jun 07

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#5413 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Notre Dame seem to have high academic standards and respect.
Shaddap creationist

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#5414 Apr 11, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Hit a nerve did I dumbo? You couldn't get a degree if your life depended upon it. That's why you got rejected by good universities.
You didn't hit a nerve, you got served. Lol! So are you going to get help
Lincoln

United States

#5415 Apr 11, 2013
The "smartest guy in the room" is often intolerant of those who do not see his importance.
Thinking people, religious or agnostic, often have doubts.
Peace

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#5416 Apr 11, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't hit a nerve, you got served. Lol! So are you going to get help
Proven dumb theist troll who failed to get into a good uni. Thinks Notre dame is a credential.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#5417 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
The "smartest guy in the room" is often intolerant of those who do not see his importance.
Thinking people, religious or agnostic, often have doubts.
Peace
Its a good idea to prove your god and associated prejudices before you attempt and fail to accuse atheists of anything other than having a lack of belief in god.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#5418 Apr 11, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Proven dumb theist troll who failed to get into a good uni. Thinks Notre dame is a credential.
I have a great career, so it got me far. Lol! You? Oh wait, you're a skin head.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#5419 Apr 11, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Its a good idea to prove your god and associated prejudices before you attempt and fail to accuse atheists of anything other than having a lack of belief in god.
Skeptic and his anger issues.

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