I am an atheist and I have moral rules
I do not need any superstition to know that common respect makes life better
I was hoping that someone would do this!
I can't use it, since I'm not a premium user, but thank you so much!
Just scroll down and copy the string of numbers with : on either side labeled thumb on the right hand side of the screen to your profile text.
except without the quotation marks.
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For instance, I ran across this not very long ago. Somebody said that god makes lightning storms, since it doesn't many any sense otherwise. Another person said "Yes... Massive electrical discharge and thermal displacement." They immediately accused this individual as hating on them for pointing out the science of the subject.
Basically, what I am saying here is that while one may come out as insensitive to another's belief, they're just giving an honest explanation of phenomena in their own perspective. Its why a lot of people say Islam is sexist; it isn't at all though. Its only the extremists who are anti-theist.
Though, I think a better word than hateful would be impudent.
I've met friendly Muslims, Christians, Jews, and several of other faiths. sadly, all atheists I've met so far were anything but nice.
Even though, one of my friends are atheist as well, but she has so much negativity towards the smallests things in religion. If somewhere were to wear a cross, she would ask, "How can you wear them?!" If we would be talking about god, she would begin to get furious. I've been trying to turn her around on these things, but her apperantly, her mind (AND MOUTH) are stronger than her body itself
Anyway, I think it's good there's friendly atheists around, I try to be nice to atheists and people from other religions, and for *some* atheists to be nasty to me no matter how level headed I try to be is just...unpleasant (one guy who's an open atheist says that worshiping any religion of any kind is a "mental illness")
I mean, I agree that people have used religion to abuse their power, or for unjust personal gain, it's sad, but I know it happened, I don't tell Atheists that they'll end up in hell (I don't even believe that, I'd think it was awful if it happened), I'm trying to "do things right" when it comes to how I behave as a religious person, and it's not to get into paradise, hell, I'm breaking two or three of the commandments just by acknowledging that there may be other gods out there besides the one I worship and showing their followers and their places of worship respect.
But that just doesn't seem to to be good enough for what I hope is the vocal minority, and that's really frustrating ;-;
Its a good thing some people out there have an open mind.
Yeah, I think it's a good thing too for people to have an open mind