Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?

Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?

There are 11901 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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Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#5991 Nov 6, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>No, you failed to comprehend it.
Government is supported by violence. It can not exist with out it.
So what?
What would happen if there were no government and you had something someone else wanted?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5992 Nov 6, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>The United States government killed more children in the raid upon Waco, Texas than were killed at the Sandy Hook school shooting.
There were many other ways to handle the Koresh situation than to slaughter every living being within the compound.
Chanel Andrade, 1
Cyrus Koresh, 8
Star Koresh, 6
Bobbie Lane Koresh, 2
Dayland Gent, 3
Page Gent, 1
Lisa Martin, 13
Sheila Martin, Jr., 15
Crystal Martinez, 3
Isaiah Martinez, 4
Joseph Martinez, 8
Abigail Martinez, 11
Audrey Martinez, 13
Melissa Morrison, 6
Mayanah Schneider, 2
Aisha Gyrfas Summers, 17
Startle Summers, 1
Rachel Sylvia, 12
Hollywood Sylvia, 1
Serenity Jones, 4
Chica Jones, 2
Little One Jones, 2
Why did they storm the compound?
The siege lasted 51 days during which time, I believe, "many other ways to handle the Koresh situation" were tried. In the end, not you, not me, not Jesus H. Christ can stand in contempt of the armed and legally sanctioned 'might' of the United States Government and realistically expect them to just shrug their shoulders and go home. The inadvertent "slaughter" was caused by a fire resulting from the escalating use of 'non-lethal' but still 'pyrotechnic' devices (flash-bangs someone has said, I thought it was blamed on tear-gas projectiles). Even so, turning our government, military and law enforcement into 'child slaughtering monsters' to hide or avoid the FACT that there was a mesmerizing, Bible thumping, Jesus-freaking, James Jones wannabe LARGE AND IN CHARGE inside that compound is ridiculous and self-delusional in the extreme. Only fellow 'Bots would recognize and embrace such a madman as one of their own. The hard core 'bot threads that "Thin Red Line" between being sane and mad-as-a-hatter every waking moment.

“The Bible is no science book”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5993 Nov 6, 2013
very well wrote:
<quoted text>
You are one of the ones that I showed as the most hateful of atheists. It's good to know that you will rot in Hell , you hateful and ugly .
And you are totally wrong. 99% of the murderers are ATHEISTS pricks like you. and I can tell you want to kill me if you knew where I lived.
You are a horrible , unhappy, miserable atheist. Everyone should learn from you that atheism is a dead-end cult, full of ugliness.
Now go find a job tomorrow so you can stop dwelling on your thoughts of killing Christians.
According to the records in the United States

The Federal Bureau of Prisons does have statistics on religious
affiliations of inmates. The following are total number of
inmates per religion category:

Response Number %
----------
Catholic 29267 39.164%
Protestant 26162 35.008%
Muslim 5435 7.273%
American Indian 2408 3.222%
Nation 1734 2.320%
Rasta 1485 1.987%
Jewish 1325 1.773%
Church of Christ 1303 1.744%
Pentecostal 1093 1.463%
Moorish 1066 1.426%
Buddhist 882 1.180%
Jehovah Witness 665 0.890%
Adventist 621 0.831%
Orthodox 375 0.502%
Mormon 298 0.399%
Scientology 190 0.254%
Atheist 156 0.209%
Hindu 119 0.159%
Santeria 117 0.157%
Sikh 14 0.019%
Bahai 9 0.012%
Krishna 7 0.009%
----------
Total Known Responses 74731 100.001%(rounding to 3 digits does this)

Unknown/No Answer 18381
----------
Total Convicted 93112 80.259%(74731) prisoners' religion is known.

Held in Custody 3856 (not surveyed due to temporary custody)
----------
Total In Prisons 96968

I hope that this information is helpful to you.

Sincerely,

Denise Golumbaski
Research Analyst
Federal Bureau of Prisons

Now, let's just deal with the nasty Christian types, no?

Catholic 29267 39.164%
Protestant 26162 35.008%
Rasta 1485 1.987%
Jewish 1325 1.773%
Church of Christ 1303 1.744%
Pentecostal 1093 1.463%
Jehovah Witness 665 0.890%
Adventist 621 0.831%
Orthodox 375 0.502%
Mormon 298 0.399%

Judeo-Christian Total 62594 83.761%(of the 74731 total responses)
Total Known Responses 74731

Not unexpected as a result. Note that atheists, being a moderate proportion of the USA population (about 8-16%) are disproportionately less in the prison populations (0.21%).
----------

No one here has to kill Christians, they kill each other off on a regular basis.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5994 Nov 6, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>It DOES begin at conception; geneticists know this whether you do, or not, and your denial has no bearing on the reality of what the facts reveal.
Even so, in this context the phrase is chosen to effectively say that THERE IS NO TIME in the embryonic development process where abortion would EVER be acceptable. There is another point to be considered, much later than my 'first trimester' compromise, that being any period where the fetus would NOT be 'viable' outside of the womb. Clearly, abortion becomes more 'monstrous' the longer you wait. I don't want to go there. Nobody wants to go there. There's got to be a compromise.

At what point does 'Human Life' begin? The embryos of most vertebrates are virtually indistinguishable (not to experts I guess) early on. At what point does a 'Human psyche' begin to develop? It's an emotionally charged issue and you people got no right to label anybody 'murderers'... you can't hold a bible in one hand and appoint yourselves judge and jury over people you don't know. You simply do not have that right. The matter has to be weighed, there's got to be some kind of a compromise.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5995 Nov 6, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>The Clinton's Socialist sensibilities were offended by the thought of Koresh establishing a self-sufficient "state within a state" and had Janet Reno make an example of his group to discourage other people from doing the same thing. Elitist Socialists can't stand the thought that there might be citizens who don't need to be on the grid to survive. The local cops could have carried out the arrest of Koresh when he was away from the compound. No other complaint of suspicion of child abuse in America has ever required a flame throwing tank to arrest a suspected child abuser.
Anybody that believes the story of self immolation is a brainwashed fool. The flames didn't start until AFTER the tank's flame thrower broke through the outer wall. THAT was no coincidence. Those people were murdered.
Wasn't he "away from the compound" buying weapons? I've never even heard a "suspicion of child abuse" as a justification for Waco ... the justification IS that they were an armed camp of Jesus Whackos holed up and defying the same authority you, me and Plumber Joe have to acquiesce to every moment of our lives. If they were in there growing pot or studying Marxism I could see them as some kind of 'heroes' but they weren't. They were bible-crazed weirdos, holding and brainwashing innocent children with their peculiar brand of Jesus-juice. So yeah, it WAS child abuse and just a more EXTREME example of what goes on in churches, synagogues and mosques around the world ALL THE TIME. You people got to defend Koresh because he's an example of 'but by the Grace of God grace go I'. Hey Nano ... I think we're making progress here ... it would be a MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH if Godbot's awoke to the fact that they are BORDERLINE LUNATICS!!!!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5996 Nov 6, 2013
very well wrote:
<quoted text>
You are one of the ones that I showed as the most hateful of atheists. It's good to know that you will rot in Hell , you hateful and ugly .
And you are totally wrong. 99% of the murderers are ATHEISTS pricks like you. and I can tell you want to kill me if you knew where I lived.
You are a horrible , unhappy, miserable atheist. Everyone should learn from you that atheism is a dead-end cult, full of ugliness.
Now go find a job tomorrow so you can stop dwelling on your thoughts of killing Christians.
Need I say more? Does this post not prove my point (very well)? Do you hear voices in your head? Do you do what they tell you?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5997 Nov 6, 2013
sweets2360 wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the records in the United States
The Federal Bureau of Prisons does have statistics on religious
affiliations of inmates. The following are total number of
inmates per religion category:
Response Number %
----------
Catholic 29267 39.164%
Protestant 26162 35.008%
Muslim 5435 7.273%
American Indian 2408 3.222%
Nation 1734 2.320%
Rasta 1485 1.987%
Jewish 1325 1.773%
Church of Christ 1303 1.744%
Pentecostal 1093 1.463%
Moorish 1066 1.426%
Buddhist 882 1.180%
Jehovah Witness 665 0.890%
Adventist 621 0.831%
Orthodox 375 0.502%
Mormon 298 0.399%
Scientology 190 0.254%
Atheist 156 0.209%
Hindu 119 0.159%
Santeria 117 0.157%
Sikh 14 0.019%
Bahai 9 0.012%
Krishna 7 0.009%
----------
Total Known Responses 74731 100.001%(rounding to 3 digits does this)
Unknown/No Answer 18381
----------
Total Convicted 93112 80.259%(74731) prisoners' religion is known.
Held in Custody 3856 (not surveyed due to temporary custody)
----------
Total In Prisons 96968
I hope that this information is helpful to you.
Sincerely,
Denise Golumbaski
Research Analyst
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Now, let's just deal with the nasty Christian types, no?
Catholic 29267 39.164%
Protestant 26162 35.008%
Rasta 1485 1.987%
Jewish 1325 1.773%
Church of Christ 1303 1.744%
Pentecostal 1093 1.463%
Jehovah Witness 665 0.890%
Adventist 621 0.831%
Orthodox 375 0.502%
Mormon 298 0.399%
Judeo-Christian Total 62594 83.761%(of the 74731 total responses)
Total Known Responses 74731
Not unexpected as a result. Note that atheists, being a moderate proportion of the USA population (about 8-16%) are disproportionately less in the prison populations (0.21%).
----------
No one here has to kill Christians, they kill each other off on a regular basis.
Atheists (Secular Humanists) are the BEST at being GOOD PEOPLE ... HANDS DOWN!!! And extremely MODEST to boot!!!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5998 Nov 6, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Bullshyt!
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/515...
Intimidation by poking holes in the building wasn't working so they took a break and came back and started a fire. The fire started just above the last intrusion that broke into the second story floor. Those people didn't hold out for 51 days just to set fire to themselves immediately upon that last intrusion.
That reporter should be ashamed of himself for lying during that coverage. He was kissing Clinton butt, period.
After watching that video it's seems more likely they (the cultists) lit the fire themselves.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#5999 Nov 6, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
After watching that video it's seems more likely they (the cultists) lit the fire themselves.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"

Just sayin'.
virtuanna

Texarkana, TX

#6000 Nov 6, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
After watching that video it's seems more likely they (the cultists) lit the fire themselves.
Really? You are dense.

The longer it takes the cops to end a standoff the more enraged they become.

" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Koresh#Acc... ;

"Finally, the FBI's justification for forcing an end to the 51-day standoff was predicated on the charge that Koresh was abusing children inside Mount Carmel Center. In hours following the deadly conflagration, Attorney General Janet Reno told reporters that "We had specific information that babies were being beaten."
I'm guessing you think collapsing a building onto those babies heads is NOT abuse? Do you really think that a government agency that razes a building with children inside it is above intentionally setting it on fire too when poking holes in it doesn't get the desired reaction from the residents?

Again...really? Reno didn't care about those "babies", she just wanted to prove who was the boss.

You've been listening to long to these bloodthirsty idiots like ocean56 who rationalize that it's better to kill an unborn baby than risk it "might" live in poverty or "might" be abused at some time in the future. No one can accurately predict the future. There IS NO POINT at which killing an innocent based only on "inconvenience" is NOT monstrous.
virtuanna

Texarkana, TX

#6001 Nov 6, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Even so, in this context the phrase is chosen to effectively say that THERE IS NO TIME in the embryonic development process where abortion would EVER be acceptable. There is another point to be considered, much later than my 'first trimester' compromise, that being any period where the fetus would NOT be 'viable' outside of the womb. Clearly, abortion becomes more 'monstrous' the longer you wait. I don't want to go there. Nobody wants to go there. There's got to be a compromise.
At what point does 'Human Life' begin? The embryos of most vertebrates are virtually indistinguishable (not to experts I guess) early on. At what point does a 'Human psyche' begin to develop? It's an emotionally charged issue and you people got no right to label anybody 'murderers'... you can't hold a bible in one hand and appoint yourselves judge and jury over people you don't know. You simply do not have that right. The matter has to be weighed, there's got to be some kind of a compromise.
When have I ever quoted bible text to defend the life of the unborn? I've been using scientific evidence that proves an individual's life begins at conception. Personism claims that all "persons" have the right to a future regardless how inconvenient that person's existence is to anybody elses. I find it monstrous that an ape's unborn spawn is protected by law (at all stages) under penalty of fine and/or imprisonment but a human fetus is NOT.
When did quantity become a factor in the value of human life?(Probably when the first over-population zealot started preaching that we should aim for zero population growth. Yep, that would be these aging, hippie relics that hang around on Topix pushing their antiquated 60's agendas.) All the ape lives on the planet should have less value than a single human child's does.

Stupid Ted Turner wannabee, death cultists. How convenient that the
aged children whose mothers gave them life are so adamant that the newer generations deny that same privilege to their own babies.
Amused

Medford, MA

#6002 Nov 7, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Deliberate, selective, tunnel vision cripples those already on the cusp of sippy cuppedness.
They say that recognizing that you have a problem is the first step towards a cure. Now that you've described the beam in your eye, you can begin to work on finding a solution.

“Don't get me started”

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis

#6003 Nov 7, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Bullshyt!
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/515...
Intimidation by poking holes in the building wasn't working so they took a break and came back and started a fire. The fire started just above the last intrusion that broke into the second story floor. Those people didn't hold out for 51 days just to set fire to themselves immediately upon that last intrusion.
That reporter should be ashamed of himself for lying during that coverage. He was kissing Clinton butt, period.
Yes, it was really stupid. The FBI claimed that they were concerned about the Davidians coming out with bombs strapped to their bodies, so they threw flash-bang granades at them, driving them back in the building. But there was no flame thrower involved.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national...

Since: Apr 11

Los Angeles, CA

#6004 Nov 7, 2013
virtuanna wrote:
<quoted text>When have I ever quoted bible text to defend the life of the unborn? I've been using scientific evidence that proves an individual's life begins at conception. Personism claims that all "persons" have the right to a future regardless how inconvenient that person's existence is to anybody elses. I find it monstrous that an ape's unborn spawn is protected by law (at all stages) under penalty of fine and/or imprisonment but a human fetus is NOT.
Humans are apes. That aside, if the "fetus", "baby", "human", whatever you want to call it, is inside a woman's body, she should have the right to remove it.

What kind of nut case are you? Usually the freaky anti choice people are religious.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#6005 Nov 7, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"
Just sayin'.
Those people became criminals the instant they were told to "come out with their hands up" and refused to do so ... same as you or me. Don't matter if they were just praying, establishing a religion, abusing children or playing Tiddly Winks.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#6006 Nov 7, 2013
virtuanna wrote:
<quoted text>Really? You are dense.
The longer it takes the cops to end a standoff the more enraged they become.
" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Koresh#Acc... ;
"Finally, the FBI's justification for forcing an end to the 51-day standoff was predicated on the charge that Koresh was abusing children inside Mount Carmel Center. In hours following the deadly conflagration, Attorney General Janet Reno told reporters that "We had specific information that babies were being beaten."
I'm guessing you think collapsing a building onto those babies heads is NOT abuse? Do you really think that a government agency that razes a building with children inside it is above intentionally setting it on fire too when poking holes in it doesn't get the desired reaction from the residents?
Again...really? Reno didn't care about those "babies", she just wanted to prove who was the boss.
You've been listening to long to these bloodthirsty idiots like ocean56 who rationalize that it's better to kill an unborn baby than risk it "might" live in poverty or "might" be abused at some time in the future. No one can accurately predict the future. There IS NO POINT at which killing an innocent based only on "inconvenience" is NOT monstrous.
"The longer it takes the cops to end a standoff the more enraged they become". Absolutely. Eventually something is going to happen and it's unlikely to be everyone sitting around sharing out Tea and Crumpets. You might have added ...'and the crazier it gets to keep pissing them off!" ... but you didn't. Cuz you don't want to admit that Koresh and probably every other adult in that building was crazier than June Bugs. Good 'bots every one of 'em ... no doubt.

"No one can accurately predict the future". Right again! All we can do is look at the data and make reasonable guesses. Data indicates children born to un-wed, very young or rape-victim mothers have a very hard go of it. All the ranting about 'save the unborn' doesn't seem to extend on what to do with the babies once they're born. Ultimately the welfare of the child rests with the Mother ... if she makes a conscious decision to raise the child that's wonderful but, what if she's full of hate and loathing? The baby's life will be a living hell. She's got to decide and she's got to have choices.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#6007 Nov 7, 2013
virtuanna wrote:
<quoted text>When have I ever quoted bible text to defend the life of the unborn? I've been using scientific evidence that proves an individual's life begins at conception. Personism claims that all "persons" have the right to a future regardless how inconvenient that person's existence is to anybody elses. I find it monstrous that an ape's unborn spawn is protected by law (at all stages) under penalty of fine and/or imprisonment but a human fetus is NOT.
When did quantity become a factor in the value of human life?(Probably when the first over-population zealot started preaching that we should aim for zero population growth. Yep, that would be these aging, hippie relics that hang around on Topix pushing their antiquated 60's agendas.) All the ape lives on the planet should have less value than a single human child's does.
Stupid Ted Turner wannabee, death cultists. How convenient that the
aged children whose mothers gave them life are so adamant that the newer generations deny that same privilege to their own babies.
You are as vaporous as I am dense. Of course a Human life is much more 'valuable' than an ape's ... or any other animal for that matter. Why? Not because of what we are ... but because of what we could be. Same as a fetus. NEVER presume that I do not value or recognize the gravity of what we are talking about here. BUT ... the right of a woman to be able to choose her own destiny is MORE important to me. The fact remains that in the first trimester, the fetus, for all of it's great 'potential' is basically a lump of tissue ... unformed, unthinking, unfeeling and unaware. Whereas the mother is all of those things. We (me, you or Uncle Sam) simply do not have the right to force our preferences upon her. Anti-abortionist 'pro-lifers' need to be on the free birth-control, sex education and planned parenthood bandwagon and leave individuals to their own decisions.
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Solan, India

#6008 Nov 7, 2013
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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6009 Nov 7, 2013
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>
Musing on a thought here.
If I buy a stock and become a partial owner of a corporation, how is it I don't get to vote on whether the profits are given out as a dividend or to be used for growing the company?
If 20 percent of the stockholders in an annual vote say "show me the money!", shouldn't 20 percent of the profits be allocated to dividends?
Greed will surely rear its ugly head but that will also slow down a corporation (and may kill it) before it gets too big to fail.
Yes-- what you describe here? Is why it's so top-loaded in favor of pure-D unadulterated **greed**.

I remember reading a case a number of years back-- the top execs wanted to create a company that gave back (via charities, etc) a significant portion of the company's profits.

Unfortunately for them? They had gone public by selling public stocks.

And the stockholders sued the execs, and the company was forced to give up the charity stuff-- in favor of dividends.

At the heart of all capitalism? Greed.

The less regulation you have? The more that greed rules the day.

Which is why it's a flawed system....

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6010 Nov 7, 2013
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>
"Women have bled to death after taking the morning after pill."
In all the abortion threads I've lurked on, I have never heard this before.
Do you have a link to a credible source for that?
She has no credible links-- it's just more lies by the anti-life crowd.

And that **is** what they are: they are **only** pro-birth. They are **anti-** everything else.

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