No, not at all, but that's what makes it an equal and opposite reaction.Equal and opposite reaction? So you think it's justified to be mean to someone because of what other people do?
I've seen several atheists who use methods they picked up from theists. So far, I haven't seen enough data to determine if this is beneficial to my own agendas or not. Currently, I would have to say that I am opposed to it. I can't see that it does much good right now. It definitely hurts some people.
I apologize. I didn't mean to imply that you personally deserved the "treatment".As an American Christian, I've done no harm to anyone...I cried for a good twenty minutes over accidentally running over a chipmunk.
I could make the argument about moderate Christians acting as a shield and enabler for extremists, but that argument doesn't really address responsibility in the way it would need to in order to support a position that you personally deserve to be treated in the same way as extremists.
You don't deserve to be hated.I wouldn't purposely hurt a flea...much less a human being, yet you think I personally deserve to be hated? for what? On what grounds?
You deserve a hug and a handshake.
You're still going to see Christianity being raked over the coals, and I think that's justified.