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  • Of course, yes.

    Why would it not be okay to mock atheism? The atheist thinks it okay to mock belief in God, a positive belief in an all good supreme being. If that is okay, how is it then not okay to mock what is claimed to be either no belief at all, or a negative belief, that is, the belief that a being is not? How does the atheist take offense at having their god (Atheism) mocked?

  • Good for the goose...

    ...Good for the gander. Atheists of all stripes make a hobby out of insulting religion. There are a lot of standup comedians who base their whole careers out of bashing religion. Left-wing professors get to make entire university courses out of it. Seth McFarlane created a cartoon money machine out of it. I could go on and on. Christians may not like it, but I the general consensus is the atheists have the right to make fun of religion as free speech. If so, then Christians (or other religious folks) should have every right to return the favor.

    Posted by: SM29
  • Like religion, it is only an idea.

    Beliefs themselves do not merit automatic respect and deference. Humans certainly deserve some basic level of respect and respectful treatment, but beliefs aren't people. We should be polite and respectful towards the person, but we are justified in being harsh and critical of a person's claims. However much a person might take such criticism personally, we must separate ourselves from our beliefs. An attack on one shouldn't be treated as an attack on the other. If a belief or idea is to be respected, it must earn that respect.

  • So long as it's truly humour

    If the objective is to laugh and no serious transgression is intended, I see no harm. However, just as with any topic, there is a thin line between insulting / bullying behavior and having a laugh.

    Tread the line carefully thoughtfully and all will be fine, as with any topic!

  • All ideas are subject to ridicule

    Not one ideology is perfect and cannot be criticized. Although I agree with atheism, there is no reason to not make fun of it. Heck, I think a lot of highly anti-religion atheists are stupid. Both atheism and religion can be made fun of, because if only one could be made fun of, it would be highly unfair.

  • If it's okay to make fun of religion, then it should be just as acceptable to make fun of atheism.

    I don't make fun of atheism because I see it as unnecessary. However, I see many people say it's okay to make fun of religion which I think it true, BUT I think if it's okay to make fun of religion, I should have the right to make fun of atheism. I think it sound fair right?

  • Respect and Laugh

    I think one should try to respect all, or at the very least most beliefs. As we all have heard that one belief someone holds (whether religious, political, or personal) that we just disagree and despise with a passion. However, while you should generally respect most beliefs that doesn't mean that you shouldn't make fun of it. I've made fun of opposing beliefs that I find ridiculous, baffling, or perhaps I just dislike the concept. It's okay to make fun of atheism along with christianity, islam, satanism and democrats and republicans.

  • It is okay to mock anything

    I'm an atheist. I'm absolutely fine with my views being challenged and discussed openly. People mock religion, and it's fine. It's also fine to mock atheism. There should be no taboo topics. People are not entitled to their opinions. Moreover, sometimes people who mock your beliefs make good points that force you to think deeper about your point of view.

  • Religious people don't have to ridicule atheist like many of them ridicule us. But it's perfectly fine to tell the truth about atheists and atheism.

    I've come across several atheist and secularist on this site. And I've met some in real life. Not to mention the ones in the spot light, who make a point of ridiculing religious people, usually Christians like myself.

    However, atheist demonstrate the same behaviour as the people they're making fun of and are being critical of.

    They follow ideas blindly, like the false claim that religions cause most wars on Earth. A complete falsehood with no historical evidence.

    They talk about critical thinking, but only ever use it on religions.

    They say we're closed minded, yet they show more closed mindedness by constantly asking for proof, but any thing a religious person calls proof is rejected without prejudice, based solely on the atheist criteria of what proof of God's existence should be.

    The way the try to turn the debate about the existence of God into a trial where the burden of proof is on one party. In a debate both sides have to prove their case, atheist don't want to have to prove anything.

  • Yeah, nothing is exempt from criticism.

    I'm an atheist, and if you want to challenge my beliefs, go ahead, I don't care. People shouldn't get so caught up in stuff like that. We have freedom of speech for a reason, all ideas and thoughts can and should be challenged. We need to have open discussion about these things.

  • Respect all belives .

    I am Muslim and I am against Athesim but that does not means to disrespect and harm those people . You should respect every belief . Those people lost faith in religion . If we treat them in a good way they may relize that they are wrong . Thanks .

  • By all means go for it

    Freedom of speech means that although there are some things one ought not to say, there is nothing one should not be allowed to say. So yes, by all means mock atheism if you feel it is appropriate, but from my perspective, you're just making yourself look stupid and ignorant.

  • Mocking atheists, not atheism

    Go ahead and mock atheists, but don't mock atheism. ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​

  • Respect and Evidence

    Respect atheists opinions.

    Also, their is no evidence for religion (besides a 2000 year old book in another language) but is for atheism.

    A respectful argument is okay by both sides. But flat out insulting a theory is hypocritical and against many religions ideas anyway.

    But yes, some atheists go to far.

  • Respect and Evidence

    Respect atheists opinions.

    Also, their is no evidence for religion (besides a 2000 year old book in another language) but is for atheism.

    A respectful argument is okay by both sides. But flat out insulting a theory is hypocritical and against many religions ideas anyway.

    But yes, some atheists go to far.

  • All ideas are important.

    Beliefs themselves merit automatic respect and deference. Humans certainly deserve some basic level of respect and respectful treatment, and beliefs are important aspects of people. It is impossible to separate a person from a belief. Just impossible, people. Can't be done. You can't do it. Nobody can. It's not a thing.

  • Looking for a moral answer?

    Is it "okay" to "make fun" of atheism?

    Well, it's not nice to make fun of any beliefs. Atheism builds character just like theism does. You are what you believe and know. Making fun of a person just for sport is really not a nice thing to do. But people do it anyway because we're still a primitive civilization no bigger than a speck on a timeline. We are children and that's what children do.

    Atheists make fun of me all the time, but I forgive them because they can't understand me.

  • Atheism is a hole

    Atheism is the hole left behind when theism is gone.
    Mocking it is like mocking the darkness, the emptiness, the crack in the sidewalk, the space between your index finger and thumb, the places in which there are no longer ping pong balls. ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​ ​​ ​​​

  • How would you feel if you were them?

    Any religion has the right to practice what it wants to practice, and we have the right to say what we want to say. It crosses a certain line when you are putting someone down for their beliefs. People have become so accustomed to speaking the first thing that comes to their minds, more often than not we need to watch our tongues.

  • You cannot make fun of religion, so why can you make fun of someone who does not believe?

    We as humans have the right to freedom of speech and the right to believe in what we want. If religious people do not want to have fun poked at their religion, then do not poke fun at others who may believe in something else. It is not okay to push your belief on others, even if it is only in jest.


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Vox_Veritas says2016-09-04T23:54:25.473
Either it's okay to make fun of both religion and atheism or it isn't okay to make fun of either.
Vox_Veritas says2016-09-04T23:54:36.253
Either it's okay to make fun of both religion and atheism or it isn't okay to make fun of either.
Skeptical1 says2016-09-05T23:02:47.607
One hint: if you want to mock atheist beliefs, try finding out what they are first. Maybe actually read some Darwin, Russell, Sagan, Dawkins, Hitchens or Harris for yourself instead of believing what Ken Ham or your local parish minister tells you they say. Then you'll actually be thinking for yourself.
Vox_Veritas says2016-09-06T16:04:56.617
Fair enough. If you want to mock religious beliefs, first find out what religious people actually believe instead of cherrypicking from religious texts and taking verses way out of context.
Skeptical1 says2016-09-06T21:16:43.107
That's fine - except you'll find that a great many atheists were actually of a religious persuasion at one time another, and thus have done their homework. When theists accuse them of "cherry-picking", they generally are covering the fact that it is they who "cherry-pick" which bits of their sacred texts they do and don't wish to believe.