You use religion as a reason to kill animals and start wars. The bible is a hunk of paper written by a horde of sexist, cruel sheepherding sadists a looonnnggg time ago, yet you want to believe it because you want to be rewarded when you die. Well guess what? When you die, its over. There is nothing after you die. But you kill others for this? Sorry (not) that's annoying. (and a lot more)
Living in the Southern United States, and being an open atheist on the Internet, I frequently hear Christians bashing me and telling me I'm going to hell, and all together using fear and aggression rather than logic to push their agenda. Do most atheists want religion to be wiped off the face of the planet? No. Do most Christians want their views to be taught as fact, be the foundation of this country, or push their agenda and their views? I would argue yes.
I would say Christians are defiantly more annoying. I have never had an atheist knocking on my door to get me to believe in no god. I am an agnostic and do not champion either side. I believe there may be some creator of sorts. I have never seen any proof that there is or isn't a god.
I dropped Christianity when I ws 14 due to overhearing a few people trying to justify catholic molestation of children, but that wasn't the only reason. I wish more people were actually intelligent enough to not just choose to believe there's a giant cosmic zombie space wizard in the sky somewhere because their parents told them that. Being told im going to hell will not do anything. I don't care about what is said in the bible, so stop shoving it in my face. I don't care that you're "praying" for me. You think I care about your evening babbling?
I feel that anyone being extreme towards their belief could be annoying. Honestly I think most people in both parties are fine, but what made me think Christians are more annoying is how irrational they get at times. When they try to force people into believing in God and how they bash on others about how something is a sin. I respect their beliefs and I feel the extremists should accept others beliefs as well.
Some christians are complete idiots. Christians always come up with a way to get us to believe in god. Or how jesus died for our sins. Or how gay is wrong because it said so in the bible. I don't think i've ever really met an atheist that's as annoying as an christian. As an atheist, i tend to not believe in a higher power and that christians constantly try to convert me because everyone should only believe in one god and everything. But everything the bible stands for is shit. Another thing that is shit is when people only pick certain things out of the bible to agree with. I don't know, though, maybe it's just me,
What really made me mad was when they told me to get baptised or else I'm going to go to hell after this life. Little did they know, I already have been. I was playing stupid. They try really hard to get to join their side and scare you with superstitious videos and texts from the bible. I was nice, I told them I have 5 mins to spare, they keep yapping and it took over 15 mins. I had no choice but to shut them out. Then they give me a bad look with their eye.... Ahhhh some people....
I mean, maybe they do, but I never seen a atheist knocking on my door talking about 'atheism' if that's a word.
Everytime I say no thanks to a christian at my door, I always try to stop my from closing my door. I give them a chance to talk for 5 mins because I'm not interested but I'm trying to be nice. They take advantage and don't stop. So I have to shut them out, which makes me look rude but really I was being nice first.
The christians indoctrinate their children to hold the same beliefs as them and in some cases throw out their children for being atheists or a different religion. This simply doesn't happen with atheists or rather doesn't happen often and would never be an issue for almost anyone raised without a religion who becomes religious. I know people who were raised without religion and became religious later in life and never were shunned by their families but I have heard about so many atheists being forcefully converted or disowned by their families for being atheists.
Sure, they've been around for hundreds of years, but do you know what was around before religion? Atheism. Christians rely on god to make decisions for them, they read the bible to find a code of rules to live their life by. Which isn't bad, but when they take it to the level of blindly yipping at their gods heels like a lost puppy, that is when it becomes a problem. They don't think for themselves. They look at the bible, and the bible says that something's wrong "Oh, okay!" They immediatly assume that it's wrong without asking themselves if they think it's right. Imagine what they'd do if someone actually managed to disprove god. They'd all be lost. No purpose, no life, and no one to rely on. You know what else the bible supports? Just to clear this up, i'm not atheist, i'm agnostic, so don't start bashing me.
Atheists are everywhere on the internet belittling, mocking, ridiculing and hating on people for their belief in God. They go around saying they're reasonable, logical and scientific for being Atheists yet they always talk about religion why they think its bad and why they think you should to. They deem anybody who doesn't agree with them as indoctrinated, irrational, illogical, ignorant or brainwashed for no other reason than their religious beliefs. They always use evil things religious people have done 1000 years ago to justify why belief today is harmful, but get angry when communism or other Atheist dictators who oppressed religion have done gets mentioned.
Christians always go around saying the Bible should be taught in schools, they tell people they're going to hell if they're gay or non Christian. They go around saying the earth is 6000 years old, they use religion to justify their bigotry and wars, they go door to door trying to convert people. I've seen Christians mock Islam, Buddhism and Pagan but get upset when Christianity gets made fun of or when someone says the Bible isn't true.
I think that overall, for normal people that I meet every day, I find the atheists more annoying. Unless I am on the internet or near some extremists, I don't usually hear any christians telling people that their belief system is stupid and ridiculous. More commonly, everyday atheists are more annoying because they will insult other people's religions and then get offended if someone tries to tell them not to. A christian will typically just say that they are a christian who believes in God, and occasionally will invite someone to their church.
Creationists aren't even as annoying as many athiests, because at least their closed-mindedness doesn't hurt anybody, whereas someone who says that it is ridiculous to have a religion does.
Note that I have never said in this whether or not I am christian.
As a Christian, I see a great deal of hypocrisy closed mindedness and ignorance displayed by many atheist on this site. Not just that, atheist like to hurl insults at us Christians.
Just look at the statements made by those defending atheists, the ‘yes’ side on this question. First off, Elentiya jumps right into the insults and says a bunch of accusations that baffle me.
“Christians are Idiots You use religion as a reason to kill animals and start wars.” Do Christians kill animals more than any group in society? To me this sounds bazaar. This is actually the first time I’ve heard Christians accused of ‘killing animals.’
But, I know about the other falsehood Elentiya spouted. The falsehood that religions, Christianity in particular, are the cause of most wars.
The truth is that, according to the Encyclopedia of Wars, only 7% of all wars fought on Earth were purely because of religious reasons. But just some background knowledge of history or a little internet research would tell you that the claim is false. Yet I have to hear people like Elentya repeat this lie for several years now, when they could easily look up the facts.
From my point of view as a Christian, that’s annoying. I keep having to correct this error and falsehood on this site.
Then there’s a few other people over on that side pretty much putting up that argument that Christians try to tell people how to live or what to believe.
Well here in Canada a couple of years ago, there was a group of atheist who took their local city council to court to have them barred from having any kind of prayers before council meetings.
None of these atheist were part of the council, yet felt the need to have their views enforced upon that city council. And the left-wing, politically correct judges and court system in this country made it so?
As a Christian who has had this argument with secularist in real life and online, it’s annoying to see the hypocrisy.
In general, it’s true what another poster said on this side: “Atheist are hypocritical and cruel to Christians. They NEVER present ANY evidence a Christian cannot rebuke.”
I will add that not only do atheist present weak arguments, but they often have escape routes. Like Hitchen’s Razor, which is simply a one sided point of view at the very least. But it’s an example of how atheist try to close their minds
Atheist are so closed minded, they won’t even admit that atheism is a belief system
They always call Christians stubborn and "not able to accept facts", but no matter how much evidence we give them, they never accept it. And Atheist NEVER give me any evidence, just opinions. And also, Atheism IS a religion. If you want to not believe in anything, you become agnostic.
Atheists may appear dismissive because your arguments are old tired and debunked. It is Christians and other religions who have run out of arguments and did so decades ago. Christian attempts to integrate science into their arguments are equally debunked. Baffling with bulshit may work on the ill informed and easily impressed but I can spot it a mile off and that is what your pathetic idiots like,William lane Craig do. We shout at you cos there is not a single novel argument that is defendable. Give it up
I think both Atheists and Christians can be equally aggravating at times. However, the reasoning for choosing Atheists is because they do not have an obligation like Christians do to put their opinion out there. Before this post is harassed by why Atheists justify the importance of debating against religion, or more so for Science, hear me out. Christians have a religious text and a call from their god to spread what they learned about it to other groups of people, in order to get others in Heaven. They have taken on a divine obedience and care for others well being. This doesn't mean they do it well most of the time, nor is it the moral approach. However, Atheists don't have the fear Christians do about insuring a happy afterlife, because there is none. Obviously, Atheists want a rational society in which religion either destroys, or is irrelevant to a great human experience. It's not useless, but more annoying simply because they want people to know the truth. I'm not stating it's the truth, but to convince, because they view Christians as so annoying, they almost reflect how they feel about them onto them.
I'm Catholic, and I'm not sure if Catholicism is involved in any of this, but I'm gonna answer anyways. I have had Jehovah Witnesses come to my door, and I've had people telling me I'll go to hell. However, at least they mean well. 99% of people bashing me for my beliefs are atheists. On the internet especially, because everyone is anonymous on the internet. I think this is mostly about evangelical christians, but I'm just here to tive my opinion.
But the reason I chose atheism is a good reason but first I will tell you what I find frustrating about some Christians.
Lots of Christians tend to judge other Christians who practice the faith sightly different. For example, complementarian Christians (Christians who believe men and women are equal but have differing roles to play) and egalitarian Christians (Christians who believe men and women can take on the same roles) are at each other's throats. Complementarians loke to condemn egalitarians by claiming that they are these wild feminists who want to rebel against God and therefore are not true Christians. Egalitarians like to think that all Complementarians are anti-women and patriarchal when in both cases are both not true. Just because a Christians practices their faith differently to you does not mean that they are not true Christians. As long as they believe in the basic doctrines of Christianity, they should be seen as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
But with atheists the story is completely different. Many atheists on the internet begin attacking and insulting those who are religious calling them idiots, delusional and indoctrinated. While this may be the case sometimes, it is not ALWAYS the case. They claim religious people are ignorant and anti science, but THEY are the ignorant ones believing that all religious people are that way because not all are. I'm religious and I'm not anti science. Beat that atheists. Many are completely disrespectful, rude and intolerant towards religious people and claim they want them to be more "free minded." Look atheists. Just leave them alone. It's okay to share your beliefs with them but don't force them on them. Like you have a right to believe what you want to believe, religious people have a right to believe what they want to believe and sorry, you just have to accept that.
I am neither a Christian or Atheist but I am a Theist. I live in an area with very few religious folk. I am only aware of three Christians and three Muslims at my high school.
Nearly everybody that I know is an Atheist and many of them seem to shit on the very few Christians at my school because of their faith. Because they do not believe in God they think that this automatically makes them more intelligent than those who do.
At one of the school assemblies the chaplaincy team came to speak to us. When they mentioned the name "Jesus" I could hear some people in the crowd let out an "Ugh" sound. Not only is that really rude but also just immature. We already know that you don't believe in Jesus so you don't need to remind us.
I am a Christian,and have seen other Christians mock,or curse people for not being a Christian.Tell Atheist "there going to Hell,There from the Devil",when they don't even believe in god(s) or demons.Or just give verses from the Bible or Christian websites.(Christians)I have had an experience with Jehovah Witness knocking on my door.
But from my personal experience I have seen a lot lately from atheist Hate comments to.One person called be a idiot.Another said I'm on crack.One even told be to drink bleach.I wasn't even forcing them.
Note:This is from my personal experience,Not all atheist are like this,and not all Christians are like this.