Atheists; sure spend a lot of time proselytizing

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I wanted to begin this article with an analogy. It took me a long time to find an example of a topic I wasn't interested in as not being interested in something, I don't think about it.

I finally came across an article I didn't read about stamp collecting.

I am not interested in stamp collecting. I never think of stamp collecting. I never read articles about stamp collecting nor have ever set my self up as an anti-stamp collector.

I use this analogy to focus on Atheism.

Discussions

Hubpages has more discussion about religion and atheism than one finds anywhere else on the 'Net. Almost every other forum, every other question has some atheistic trend.

Why?

One understands certain religions which seek converts having their adherents running around, handing out tracts, So far I haven't seen Atheists running behind them handing out tracts, but I'm sure, that's soon to come, if what I see on Hub pages is any measure.

To my mind, if one doesn't believe in something, why is it so important to spend hours on Hubs proclaiming this?

I never went onto a Stamp Collecting site to proclaim my disbelief in stamp collection.

As a vegetarian I have come across many sites which have recipes for all kind of dead meat. I don't read the recipes, I don't leave rude comments, I hit the Stumble button.

In real life I'll always run across some character who'll make some proclamation about what she or he eats. I don't say anything. This is because I don't care if they eat their relatives, just as long as they don't expect me to eat them.

Attention

Some years ago I ceased reading
Christopher Hitchens.

Originally I had thought he was
quite clever. But then when he
began his anti-Mother Theresa
tirades it became tedious.
I wasn't interested in Mother Theresa.

Then Hitch moved on to
Princess Diana as if she'd personally scorned him.
Article after article...I didn't bother read more than one since I knew what he was going to say. And that is the death knell for a writer, when readers know what he is going to say so don't continue to read.

When the two women died Hitch had to search for a new 'beating stick' and during that period he did write a few clever pieces. Then he realised he would get lots of attention if he began pushing atheism.

What Hitch wanted was attention. He'd do anything for attention. So, he set himself up as the leading advocate for non-belief. Which to my mind is sort of a contradiction in terms...like being the leading non-stamp collector.

Think About It

I like chocolate ice cream. I know there are other flavours. But I like chocolate.
I do not march around the freezer with a placard;
"Down with Strawberry!"
"Don't Eat Vanilla!"

I don't care if you eat Butter pecan or Rocky Road. I like chocolate and don't care if you like it or not.

So why do atheists feel this need to attack those who discuss religion? It has nothing to do with them. No one asks them what they believe or don't. They don't have to take the tract..(or can take it and blow their nose in it).

Explanation

The other day, out of sheer
idleness, I went into one of
those Atheist forums.

Hub Pages has dozens of
these debate areas.

Some poster was going on
about how much effort she'd
put into various religions and
never got anything back. So
Now she doesn't believe in this and that and the next thing.

So me, foolish me, agreed with her.

Okay.
You don't have a soul and when you die you'll just rot. Who told me to say that?

I was Attacked as Troll.
Yup.
I was a Troll because I agreed with the Atheist that she had no soul. She was soulless. And she would not go anywhere when she died except into a worm's belly.

(I didn't get graphic, you understand, I just Agreed with her that she was soulless )

Reality

Those on Hubpages who describe themselves as 'atheists' are anything but.
They are angry that they prayed for a teddy bear and didn't get it.
They are angry that they spent so many hours on their knees in some Church
begging for a position, but someone else got that job.

Like Christopher Hitchens, who ran out of things to say and so badly needed
attention he would write anything to get it; these people claim to be Atheists.

The way a child holds his breath until he turns blue, or because Mommy
won't give her that cookie, she won't eat dinner, the Atheist is going to 'fix'
the Deity they don't believe in.

If you really want to annoy the Atheists on Hubpages, Agree With Them!
Agree with the Fact that They have NO SOUL.
Agree with them that they're going to die and wind up in a Worm's Belly.

Agree with them, see how angry they react.

They believe

Non-stamp collectors don't think about not collecting stamps. They don't have time to go to forums about stamp collecting to announce they don't collect stamps.

Real atheists do not think about religion. They have no time nor interest to go to forums which discuss religion. They don't care what you believe or don't.

Those who spend hours attacking religion are not really atheists. They are looking for attention. They think if they 'taunt' the Deity they claim not to believe in, something will happen to prove they are wrong.



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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Because religious norms and laws affect our lives daily, from gay marriage to contraception.


AKA Winston 4 years ago

Stamp collecting is not a belief system based on an imagined being. To say you don't believe in stamp collecting would be like saying you don't believe in rocks - you would sound like an idiot.

As Josak stated, the reason to attack non-sensical belief systems is that these systems affect everyday life, from hijackers flying planes into buildings to shutting down stem cell research.


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RustyW 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

what, precisely, does your opening statement mean?


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Carlos Catatonia 4 years ago from new orleans, louisiana

I think you need to learn to focus on your topic and convey a clear thought, because I believe you can do it but this time you didn't


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qeyler 4 years ago Author

I am not Xian. I spend 0 time thinking about Xianity. I don't really care what Xians say or believe, it doesn't effect me. I don't read Hubs with Xian messages. So why do those who claim to be Anti-theist read them? Many times when I'll see Forum questions, the vibrant attacks on what a Xian posts suggests that many so-called atheists spend more time thinking about religion than the average person who practices a religion

I tried to find a topic I cared nothing about, knew nothing about and thought of Stamp Collecting. I could have used Investment Banking, (which has effected everyone's life) Syria, which is on the news, etc.

Simply put, if you don't believe in religion why spend so much time not believing in religion? Just don't believe and go and watch football.


Lupita 23 months ago

Very interesting to know, eielcsaply since I assumed that Hubpages was going down the proverbial plughole after Panda.I haven't really written there, although I have been a member for a couple of years. Maybe it's time to diversify, and if I don't earn a lot there, I ought to at least be able to write something that will help give me extra traffic on my Squidoo lenses.

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