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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“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#6073 Nov 9, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF?
You are starting to sound ... insane.
(even more than your usual)
How, exactly, is **roads** equal to kidnapping and murder?
... wait.
Don't bother-- I don't wish to know what sort of insane paranoia cult you subscribe to.
I won't be reading you anymore.
I'm laughing because the fundies don't want atheists over on "their" Christian forum, but them coming here is OK to dictate their religion in hopes of converting us; if not, then damning us with their delusions of hell..........LOL.
LCNLin

United States

#6074 Nov 9, 2013
Fundie-atheists seem to ridicule Christianity out of boredom with atheism?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#6075 Nov 9, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> at least Skeptic is an honest arrogant atheist who thinks he knows it all and does not have to prove anything. It makes it easy to disavow him. I am an agnostic atheist - not believing and also not claiming to know. He made accusations against you - he dislikes plain agnostics and agnostic atheists and calls them names - so maybe you can clarify your views. I do not have to approve of someone just because Skeptic attacks them, but it helps me reserve judgment at least.
There's no such thing as god,. Agnostic atheists want to cling to the disproven belief that god is possible while presenting no evidence and ignoring existing logical and evidential refutations.

This is a special kind of mental illness that affects arrogant agnostics that want to speak for atheists.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#6076 Nov 9, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
Fundie-atheists seem to ridicule Christianity out of boredom with atheism?
When you liars can prove your god, your cult will no longer be ridiculed, but you're cowards with no proof after all and you know it.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#6077 Nov 9, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> at least Skeptic is an honest arrogant atheist who thinks he knows it all and does not have to prove anything. It makes it easy to disavow him. I am an agnostic atheist - not believing and also not claiming to know. He made accusations against you - he dislikes plain agnostics and agnostic atheists and calls them names - so maybe you can clarify your views. I do not have to approve of someone just because Skeptic attacks them, but it helps me reserve judgment at least.
I have said time and again to the improperly named "Skeptic" that I do not claim to know whether or not a "Higher Power" exists but, I don't believe that any of the man made religions are even close to being accurate. In my opinion absolutism is absurd.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#6078 Nov 9, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
There has always been a cure for faith-based religion: reality.
The claims the religious leaders offer up, just do not hold up to objective inspection.
Never have, and it appears, likely never will.
So a good education, with a wide range of subject material including many different social and civilization systems?
Is an excellent inoculation for religious stupidity.
Define reality. Would that be your reality, mine, or someone else's?

There is so much that we do not know about everything.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#6079 Nov 9, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF?
You are starting to sound ... insane.
(even more than your usual)
How, exactly, is **roads** equal to kidnapping and murder?
... wait.
Don't bother-- I don't wish to know what sort of insane paranoia cult you subscribe to.
I won't be reading you anymore.
How are the roads currently paid for?
What happens if a person refuses to pay?
What happens when that same person refuses to go to prison for not paying for said roads?
Your "cult" is apparently worse than what I subscribe to. I do not try to explain away the coercion of the populace as moral.
You way forces people to give up their earning for the "greater good" backed by violence towards those that refuse. I would just build my own road.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#6080 Nov 9, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> same when these things are used by various religious persons to enforce nonsense religious ideas. bad ethics are bad ethics, no matter who is misbehaving. religion tends to make the bad persons much worse, since it is rooted in absolutism, and uses a God to justify evil behavior. nationalism and family loyalties and some very intolerant ideologies, also can have some strong influences. I suspect unloving parents have a lot to do with who is vicious, however.
if you are attacking socialism, that is rather silly. If you want to go after cult of personality communism as with Stalin or Mao, that is more justified. capitalism as a belief system is full of excuses for very vicious behavior, when taken to extremes of predatory greed. only a mixed economic system, with a decent majority of the population, is guaranteed to be flexible enough to have a very good chance of working to benefit most people, and other living things. by decent I mean folks who believe in kindness toward people and other living things. not stupid moralists hung up on sex or religion, or successfully concealed greed.
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“Don't get me started”

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis

#6081 Nov 9, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Then?
I apologize for misunderstanding your intent.
You may blame me for the mistake-- I have seen so many people who wrote what you wrote as if it were **real**, and so I was fooled by your sarcasm.
Again-- I am sorry for my mistake.
No problem. I sort of shocked myself on that one. It was a slow day. I decided to have a little fun and realized that all it took was to be totally off the edge and unreasonable to have credibility as a right wing-nut.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#6083 Nov 9, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth." -Albert Einstein
Do you think Albert Einstein is an authority?

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#6084 Nov 9, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
Fundie-atheists seem to ridicule Christianity out of boredom with atheism?
Fundie Chrisians harass people at funerals out of boredom with Christianity?

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#6085 Nov 9, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>I have said time and again to the improperly named "Skeptic" that I do not claim to know whether or not a "Higher Power" exists but, I don't believe that any of the man made religions are even close to being accurate. In my opinion absolutism is absurd.
Are you absolutely sure absolutism is absurd?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#6086 Nov 9, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you absolutely sure absolutism is absurd?
Now that is funny.
lol.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6087 Nov 9, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> you know the old saying - you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink. there is lots of resistance among believers, they do not want to look at any information that challenges their superstitions. and how can we make parents see that their children have a good education, when they can home school if they fear their children will learn rational thinking, or scientific attitudes, or about many different ideas or societies. parents can withhold vaccinations for diseases, because of their superstitious fears - and listening to Miochele Bachman - so they also can withhold information or even indoctrinate their children so much that even a socalled good educaton is not allowed to penetrate the wall of superstition erected by early childhood training. I do admire those who try to save the poor fools who are locked in the prison of superstition, as think you do at times. But remember, some of them are nasty and horrid human beings, and unlikely to want to be rescued.
Oh, certainly I agree: religion is the perfect haven for the terminally stupid and your basic bully too.

Bachman is both, really-- she's a rich bully, one who uses her ill-gotten wealth to persecute anyone she doesn't like-- which, judging from her inane and insipid comments? Would be pretty much everyone but herself.(and maybe not even then... hard to tell)

The fact that religion is so perfect for such horrid people?

Says to me, that there can be nothing divine behind any of it--

-- unless the gods in question are bullies too.

That is a possibility-- but unlikely.

A bully god would not have permitted such incredible improvement in the field of longevity and alleviation of suffering, that the human race has seen in the last 100 years.

It wouldn't have taken much for a bully-god to have prevented all that-- another plague in Europe at a key point in history?

And we'd all be worshiping the monster-god of islam, and living in mud huts-- as so many must do in countries where islam is the law.

No-- I do not think there are bully-gods any more than there are gods who care.

Neither hypothesis fits the observed facts.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6088 Nov 9, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> glad to see you state it so explicitly. You know you are one of my favorite people on topix, and even any slight seeming disagreement with you seems a minor point, when we get into details. You are making reference to passages in Matthew 25, I think. The terrible and sad part about that is that in adjoining passages (after the nice things about caring for the least of these) there is a nasty section about dividing people into sheep and goats, and sending goats to hell. And I really do not like the notion of entertaining angels unaware, or of doing to Jesus what one does to the least of these, as a motivation for being kind to the poor and helpless and needy, etc. I do not need to see someone as an angel or as Jesus to feel I should be relatively kind to that person. I admit, however, that if I visualized certain persons as helpless dogs I might feel more inclined to put myself out to go to more trouble to help them.
You are correct about the bible-quoting. I had actually looked that up last week--to feed it to a Genuine Christian™ who was also a teabagging sociopath.

The two are incompatible: you cannot claim to follow the bible's words of Jesus and also be a teabagger. The two philosophies are mutually exclusive to as perfect a correlation as you can, in philosophy.

They got really mad, of course-- and fell back on the old stand by: calling me filthy names.

Just as their Jesus would have... right?

<hah!>

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6089 Nov 9, 2013
Earth Child 1 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm laughing because the fundies don't want atheists over on "their" Christian forum, but them coming here is OK to dictate their religion in hopes of converting us; if not, then damning us with their delusions of hell..........LOL.
It is funny.

It does appear, that to be a Real Christian™, you have to embrace hypocrisy in all it's glory.

;)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6090 Nov 9, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Define reality. Would that be your reality, mine, or someone else's?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =evQsOFQju08XX
There is so much that we do not know about everything.
Of course there is much that we do not know.

But clinging to bronze-age stupor-stitions (as you do) isn't going to help anyone to learn anything new.

In fact?

Using faith as an "answer"? Is merely a place-holder or roadblock to stop the mind from exploring the issue further.

And gods have always been used thusly: a place-holder, to **stop** further inquiry.

That is how the religious **want** it, too: they cannot afford too deep an examination of their traditions, their cults, their "holy" books--

-- such exam would destroy them utterly, proving them to be as empty and false as ..

... well, faith.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6091 Nov 9, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>How are the roads currently paid for?
What happens if a person refuses to pay?
What happens when that same person refuses to go to prison for not paying for said roads?
Your "cult" is apparently worse than what I subscribe to. I do not try to explain away the coercion of the populace as moral.
You way forces people to give up their earning for the "greater good" backed by violence towards those that refuse. I would just build my own road.
What would **YOU** do? DRIVE ON DIRT PATHS?

You are a moron of the worst sort.

If you do not LIKE civilization?

Why are you still HERE, IN civilization?

There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

Roads have to be paid for **somehow**.

I suggest you move to Somalia-- you'd LOVE it there-- almost NO government of any kind.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6092 Nov 9, 2013
appleboy wrote:
<quoted text>
No problem. I sort of shocked myself on that one. It was a slow day. I decided to have a little fun and realized that all it took was to be totally off the edge and unreasonable to have credibility as a right wing-nut.
:)

The problem with a parody of Richt-Wing Nutbags?

Is that it is demonstratively impossible to tell the parody from the real nutbag.

LMAO!

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#6093 Nov 9, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Now that is funny.
lol.
Thank you.

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