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11/19/2014 12:20:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

It's often because that is exactly what their religion teaches them.
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11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.
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11/19/2014 12:32:23 PM
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At 11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.

Wow. Looks like we found the next "Douche of the Year" award winner. Everybody give it up for LifeMeansGodIsHat- I mean Good. :3
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11/19/2014 12:34:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

It's most likely the culture shock since atheism wasn't too popular or around with them in the sense it is in modern day, especially America. Not that they hate atheists, but just don't want to be around them because it makes them feel weird. It gets worse when some people use their holy book to justify the sense of hierarchy and social class systems. I on the other hand, believe these social systems should be abolished since we are equal and the same.
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11/19/2014 12:58:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

It's not just atheist. Some people target (most often) some minority (fewer numbers, less perceived threat of retaliation) that they perceive as having some trait (skin color, religion, ethninticity, sexuality, income level , you name it!) that the hater believes can be exploited and they can feel superior to. Hatred is all about increasing ones own self esteem by feeling ones self superior to another. They seek out and associate with others for strength of numbers and affirmation of their righteousness.

Short answer? To build their self esteem through feeling superior.
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11/19/2014 1:01:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.

I think YOU need a hug, sweetie.
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11/19/2014 1:05:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

It's not hate. It's fear. The concept of God and what that entails is so ingrained in them that they fear anyone who would deny God as if they are something evil. It's delusional but true. I loves atheists. :D
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11/19/2014 1:16:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 1:05:25 PM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

It's not hate. It's fear. The concept of God and what that entails is so ingrained in them that they fear anyone who would deny God as if they are something evil. It's delusional but true. I loves atheists. :D

VERY ASTUTE! !!!

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11/19/2014 1:29:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

One could also easily ask: why do so many people hate theists?

But "so many" would be exaggerating it--and "hate" is perhaps a little disproportionate.
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11/19/2014 1:37:01 PM
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At 11/19/2014 1:29:08 PM, Emilrose wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

One could also easily ask: why do so many people hate theists?

For the very same reason, their religion often teaches them that.
Marrying a 6 year old and waiting until she reaches puberty and maturity before having consensual sex is better than walking up to
a stranger in a bar and proceeding to have relations with no valid proof of the intent of the person. Muhammad wins. ~ Fatihah
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11/19/2014 1:53:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 1:29:08 PM, Emilrose wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

One could also easily ask: why do so many people hate theists?

But "so many" would be exaggerating it--and "hate" is perhaps a little disproportionate.

I don't hate thiest! I hate their hypocrisy. You know : "Love the sinner, hate the sin."
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11/19/2014 1:57:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

Because "so many people" are theists, and the majority of theists follow a religion that teaches them to hate atheists, be mysogenistic, be homophobes, and many other virtues.
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11/19/2014 2:09:19 PM
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At 11/19/2014 1:57:37 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

Because "so many people" are theists, and the majority of theists follow a religion that teaches them to hate atheists, be mysogenistic, be homophobes, and many other virtues.

Inded Iam deetermind tu kil wimin an gai peepul atheis gud peepul their no reesun tu hait inee atheis its not lyk teyh insoolt peepuls mos cheyrishd buleefs an compar beeluvd deity tu Santa Claus an Tooth Fairy an call theis stoopid in fat atheis ar awesume peepul
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11/19/2014 2:25:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

To include the agnostics that despise religion (like myself):

1) Most holy books refer to any that reject/deny their stories as "evil."
2) Faith is very near and dear to believers' heart.
3) We (and I include myself in this) do tend to be condescending in our mockery
4) Hate is far easier than communication. It takes less effort, less work, and less research.
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11/19/2014 2:27:18 PM
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At 11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.

LifeMeansGodIsGoodMeansGodIsFullOfCondescendingHatred
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11/19/2014 2:39:14 PM
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At 11/19/2014 1:37:01 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:29:08 PM, Emilrose wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

One could also easily ask: why do so many people hate theists?

For the very same reason, their religion often teaches them that.

"Religion" is a very extensive sphere--so naturally not *all* teach them that. In fact the vast majority of religions are focused on the people within the religion--not outside of it.
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11/19/2014 2:50:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 2:09:19 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:57:37 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

Because "so many people" are theists, and the majority of theists follow a religion that teaches them to hate atheists, be mysogenistic, be homophobes, and many other virtues.

Inded Iam deetermind tu kil wimin an gai peepul atheis gud peepul their no reesun tu hait inee atheis its not lyk teyh insoolt peepuls mos cheyrishd buleefs an compar beeluvd deity tu Santa Claus an Tooth Fairy an call theis stoopid in fat atheis ar awesume peepul

Nice troll. One point though, the fact that something is cherished does not exempt it from ridicule if it is indeed ridiculous.
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11/19/2014 2:52:04 PM
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At 11/19/2014 2:50:59 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 11/19/2014 2:09:19 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:57:37 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

Because "so many people" are theists, and the majority of theists follow a religion that teaches them to hate atheists, be mysogenistic, be homophobes, and many other virtues.

Inded Iam deetermind tu kil wimin an gai peepul atheis gud peepul their no reesun tu hait inee atheis its not lyk teyh insoolt peepuls mos cheyrishd buleefs an compar beeluvd deity tu Santa Claus an Tooth Fairy an call theis stoopid in fat atheis ar awesume peepul

Nice troll. One point though, the fact that something is cherished does not exempt it from ridicule if it is indeed ridiculous.

Wait...you understood what I just wrote?
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11/19/2014 2:56:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 2:52:04 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/19/2014 2:50:59 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 11/19/2014 2:09:19 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:57:37 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

Because "so many people" are theists, and the majority of theists follow a religion that teaches them to hate atheists, be mysogenistic, be homophobes, and many other virtues.

Inded Iam deetermind tu kil wimin an gai peepul atheis gud peepul their no reesun tu hait inee atheis its not lyk teyh insoolt peepuls mos cheyrishd buleefs an compar beeluvd deity tu Santa Claus an Tooth Fairy an call theis stoopid in fat atheis ar awesume peepul

Nice troll. One point though, the fact that something is cherished does not exempt it from ridicule if it is indeed ridiculous.

Wait...you understood what I just wrote?

I've been doing the Rosetta Stone program for troll. I still have a hard time with my conjugations, though.
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11/19/2014 3:03:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

It's not hatred. It's fear. We challenge them to view their beliefs rationally. They find great comfort in believing in their tyrannical, murderous gods. So we threaten what comforts them.

It's the same reason the church feared what Galileo showed them. They feared it so much that when Galileo invited them to look through his telescope, many of them could not bring themselves to admit what they saw. They would look, then claim not to have seen what Galileo described... even though they had seen it with their own eyes.

What sickens the heart so much, is that with all of the misdeeds of the church and the religious, over the last 500-years, the religious have learned nothing. They STILL deny obvious reality for the sake of their false beliefs.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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11/19/2014 3:07:12 PM
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At 11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.

YOU... calling atheists "babies". That's rich. You don't even notice when your arguments are slaughtered. You call it "harrassment" and "bullying", then call the atheists "babies".
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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11/19/2014 3:10:54 PM
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At 11/19/2014 2:56:42 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 11/19/2014 2:52:04 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/19/2014 2:50:59 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 11/19/2014 2:09:19 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:57:37 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

Because "so many people" are theists, and the majority of theists follow a religion that teaches them to hate atheists, be mysogenistic, be homophobes, and many other virtues.

Inded Iam deetermind tu kil wimin an gai peepul atheis gud peepul their no reesun tu hait inee atheis its not lyk teyh insoolt peepuls mos cheyrishd buleefs an compar beeluvd deity tu Santa Claus an Tooth Fairy an call theis stoopid in fat atheis ar awesume peepul

Nice troll. One point though, the fact that something is cherished does not exempt it from ridicule if it is indeed ridiculous.

Wait...you understood what I just wrote?

I've been doing the Rosetta Stone program for troll. I still have a hard time with my conjugations, though.

Anyway, for me I've had a lot bad experiences with atheists here on DDO. Comparing someone's most cherished beliefs to the tooth fairy is just bound to make someone dislike you. Physical impossibility of a story which has supernatural intervention as a cause is no reason to make fun of somebody who believes in that story. There are several atheists and "agnostics" here who I might be willing to go to prison and even disobey "Thou shalt not kill" for a chance to kill. Literally. I would quite possibly try to kill them if I met them in real life. I am sure that you also have had bad experiences with many theists, but there are those people on this Site who I hate with an extreme loathing. I can't recall any specific threads, but some of them have made me madder than a bull.
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11/19/2014 3:14:29 PM
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At 11/19/2014 2:09:19 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:57:37 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

Because "so many people" are theists, and the majority of theists follow a religion that teaches them to hate atheists, be mysogenistic, be homophobes, and many other virtues.

Inded Iam deetermind tu kil wimin an gai peepul atheis gud peepul their no reesun tu hait inee atheis its not lyk teyh insoolt peepuls mos cheyrishd buleefs an compar beeluvd deity tu Santa Claus an Tooth Fairy an call theis stoopid in fat atheis ar awesume peepul

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11/19/2014 3:19:14 PM
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At 11/19/2014 2:39:14 PM, Emilrose wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:37:01 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:29:08 PM, Emilrose wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

One could also easily ask: why do so many people hate theists?

For the very same reason, their religion often teaches them that.

"Religion" is a very extensive sphere--so naturally not *all* teach them that.

I never said all of them taught that.

In fact the vast majority of religions are focused on the people within the religion--not outside of it.

But, what portion of their religion they do devote to outsiders is often full of hatred and fear, spurred on by the intolerance of the religion to outsiders. Buddhism, for example, is not intolerant to others or their beliefs, yet Christianity and Islam certainly are.
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11/19/2014 3:22:54 PM
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At 11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.

You are being very immature.
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11/19/2014 3:23:29 PM
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At 11/19/2014 2:27:18 PM, ThinkFirst wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.

LifeMeansGodIsGoodMeansGodIsFullOfCondescendingHatred

Why do you empathize with evil people?
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11/19/2014 3:31:08 PM
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As a Christian, I don't hate atheists (it is against my religion to do so :) )
However, I find a lot of atheists to be very pompous and smug individuals who look down on theism. These atheists rankle me a little.
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11/19/2014 3:37:10 PM
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At 11/19/2014 1:53:21 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:
At 11/19/2014 1:29:08 PM, Emilrose wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

One could also easily ask: why do so many people hate theists?

But "so many" would be exaggerating it--and "hate" is perhaps a little disproportionate.

I don't hate thiest! I hate their hypocrisy. You know : "Love the sinner, hate the sin."

Maybe you should've read the second sentence.
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11/19/2014 3:38:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/19/2014 3:22:54 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:23:35 PM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 11/19/2014 12:11:27 PM, Hunter695 wrote:
Why do so many people hate atheists????

awwwwwww, the poor little atheist comes to the religion forum to attack God and feels hated by so many people. Somebody give the baby a hug, please.

You are being very immature.

Ignore him or her. He or she is just hiding their crush for you.