Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

There are 38602 comments on the www.washingtonpost.com story from Apr 30, 2011, titled Why do Americans still dislike atheists?. In it, www.washingtonpost.com reports that:

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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37801 Jun 3, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>No slime, not ever. Foam yes, but no slime. Why do you let it spill on the stove? I suggest a bigger pot.
Well, if you remember BarfFoot is using scrounged "cookwear" over an open flame?

It's hardly surprising he always experiences boil-over.

It must be those old used paint cans he uses as a stewpot.

Which also explains his brain-damage: lead poisoning from old lead-based paint (still in the cans)....

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37802 Jun 3, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Garden gnomes, it's just garden gnomes.
Aaah.... that explains it then.

I thought it was the IPU...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37803 Jun 3, 2012
LynessaV wrote:
Americans dislike Atheists because God tells them to.
Proof how evil the fictional god is, then.

Thanks!

Your admission that you hate all non-christians is duly noted.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37804 Jun 3, 2012
illegals suck wrote:
<quoted text>
No. We are not God and will never be God. True, we are his actors and, we have a role to play. We have to follow his script or, be cast out of the play. Just like your job. You have to obey the boss or find a new job. Rules.
However, just like your job , you know who butters your bread and are loyal to him.
God is just a fairy-tale, Oh Most Stupid One.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37805 Jun 3, 2012
illegals suck wrote:
<quoted text>
Since God created the guidelines to sin and, Christians are his followers, how do you think Christians are sinners? If you go by the churches, you will find much sin. The churches do not teach the true Word. That is why I prefer to follow the bible, not the church. The best rule of law, moral and otherwise, is the 10 Commandments. You don't need church to follow the 10.
You have failed to prove god is real.

Go back to square one, and begin again.

Fail.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37806 Jun 3, 2012
illegals suck wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry but, that's false. Baptism washes sin and collects a pledge to sin no more. That's why the baptisms/savings normally come after a person has grown into adulthood. So that they can truly start fresh. Even God knows that a young person has to go through a period of sin, before he can be saved. Catholics think you can say Hail, Mary - whenever you F-up and start fresh. It's not so.
Look up Herbert W. Armstrong, he spoke the truth.
Still no proof your monster, terrorist god is real.

Remember: Only TERRORISTS use torture.

Your god?

Uses INFINITE torture!

Your god?

An INFINITE terrorist...

.. not good.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37807 Jun 3, 2012
illegals suck wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever wonder why it's only the Catholics who are called, when there's a demonic prescence?
Christians keep God first and are, thus, protected from possessions and such. Catholics chase the devil because, they have a connection to him.
Still nothing that proves your terror-god is real.

Fail.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#37808 Jun 3, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Aaah.... that explains it then.
I thought it was the IPU...
From her comes the holy manure, which provides the garden sustenance

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#37809 Jun 3, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, if you remember BarfFoot is using scrounged "cookwear" over an open flame?
It's hardly surprising he always experiences boil-over.
It must be those old used paint cans he uses as a stewpot.
Which also explains his brain-damage: lead poisoning from old lead-based paint (still in the cans)....
Has he moved back to the railroad's crossing, trestle bridge encampment? I thought that they had sent him packing? Even they have standards, and slimy beans are definately frowned upon.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37810 Jun 3, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Has he moved back to the railroad's crossing, trestle bridge encampment? I thought that they had sent him packing? Even they have standards, and slimy beans are definately frowned upon.
True, that.
My number

United States

#37811 Jun 3, 2012
There is no proof that god is fake either. I just cut the knees off your high horse. Now you have nothing to cling to to feel better than than anyone else. Poor you. (smallest violin plays)
My number

United States

#37812 Jun 3, 2012
Cpt Jack Sparrow wrote:
Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha What a bunch of Whiteman,s Bullsh!t ! You Superstitious fool you jerk you actualy believe that crap the devil gonna get ya, Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! an you jerks called Us superstitious looks like I,m gonna hafta put a spell on you BWa Ha Ha Ha. The Devils gonna get ye better hang up some garlic an load yer holy water pistol..........gonna exorcise yer devils make Em do jumpin jacks Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha ! <quoted text>
"whitemans b.s.." those who pull race cards are the always the first to show their hatred of other races. This idiot just proved the point.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#37813 Jun 3, 2012
My number wrote:
There is no proof that god is fake either. I just cut the knees off your high horse. Now you have nothing to cling to to feel better than than anyone else. Poor you.(smallest violin plays)
But atheists don't claim gods are disproven.

Atheists claim that gods are unproven.

Cpt Jack Sparrow

“.strike yer colors swab ”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#37814 Jun 3, 2012
Which one are you calling Idiot Me or this creature who's previous posts are full of Fundimentalist superstition an racial intollerance personaly I got friends of all kinds but I don't suffer fools.
My number wrote:
<quoted text> "whitemans b.s.." those who pull race cards are the always the first to show their hatred of other races. This idiot just proved the point.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37815 Jun 3, 2012
My number wrote:
There is no proof that god is fake either. I just cut the knees off your high horse. Now you have nothing to cling to to feel better than than anyone else. Poor you.(smallest violin plays)
Actually?

There is:

If god is real?

God would interact with earth/humans (or else he may as well not be real)

Is there evidence of such interaction?

No.

Therefore?

God is not real-- or may as well not be real.(either case means the True Believers™ have no cause to believe)

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#37816 Jun 3, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
But atheists don't claim gods are disproven.
Atheists claim that gods are unproven.
"disproven"?

Atheist claim there is no god(s) every day. It is their core "belief".

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#37817 Jun 4, 2012
VinceP wrote:
<quoted text> Is this guy for real? puts me in mind of a movie,Blast from the past,don`get me wrong i despise communists, the bastard nearly killed me,Drug lord thugs tried there best too, despise that bunch,,muslims ,i flat ass hate those M/F,lost kin to them,but i think you are rite about that feller ,restock the bomb shelter,and crawl back in,after the paint ball games are over.LMFAO
Yeah ... I liked that movie. Commies ... as enemies go, they just don't seem so bad now. I'd take a good commie over a Muslim any day.

illegals suck

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#37818 Jun 4, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a bizarre position to hold, that the assemblers and designers of the religion you practice were chasers of "the debbil".
How are you sure your bible isn't influenced by devil chasing?
No,I'm a Baptist. Catholics are not of the Christianity that I am.
I never saw a movie that had Baptist preachers exorcising anyone.
Did you?

illegals suck

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#37819 Jun 4, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Christians are born sinners and they die sinners, and no Christian makes it through life not creating new sin. Recognition of this is Christianity 101. Jesus the Christ (praise be upon him) died for your sins, and believing in him and accepting that fact- that you are a sinner- and asking to be forgiven for those sins is where you get the ticket into heaven.
Yes, that would be the part where you are saved and agree to sin no more. Jesus died for our sins but, that doesn't give us the right to sin without end. You have to make a stopping point.
I think it is more than charitable, to allow for sin and still are able to be saved.

Since: Feb 10

Madisonville, KY

#37820 Jun 4, 2012
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah ... I liked that movie. Commies ... as enemies go, they just don't seem so bad now. I'd take a good commie over a Muslim any day.
I agree and did like that movie ,muslim scum despise those vile fanatics

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