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Are Atheists confrontational in nature?

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    One of our friends here wrote:
    "There is some circumstantial evidence here that atheism does tend to be confrontational in nature."
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/73408?p … ost1595865

    Paarsurrey says:

    The posters to comment, please

    1. Beelzedad profile image59
      Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Circumstantial evidence? How about the hard evidence YOU provide that Muslim propagandists are confrontational because they are taught by their religion to be confrontational?

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        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Please quote from Quran.

        1. Beelzedad profile image59
          Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, I'll take that one back for now and instead perhaps look at other evidence that might explain your confrontational motives of glorifying Islam by condemning other religions. smile

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            paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I understand; if one would have read Quran intently with the context only then one could quote it; otherwise one could not of course.

            1. Beelzedad profile image59
              Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Nonsense, it has nothing to do with that at all.

              What it has to do with exactly is the confrontation being observed from you where you deliberately and intentionally denounce another religion in order to praise your religion with the continuous flood of Islamic propaganda.

              smile

              1. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
                Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                How did I know paarsurrey wrote this hub just by reading the title?

              2. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                A true atheist is Parr. smile He doesn't understand what the word means, despite being supplied with the word's meaning and entomology.
                In denying other people's religions he is the most adamant atheist on here! lol lol lol

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                  zampanoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  You mean like an insect's comprehension ?
                  big_smile
                  Best atheists are ancient religious

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Oops! lol lol lol

                    Yeah!   like an insects comprehension will do. smile

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Confrontational? Only to irrationality and idiotic gullible people who are uninformed.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      confrontational or direct?   (as opposed to aggressive/passive aggressive)

    4. Ohma profile image80
      Ohmaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      From my perspective the person who opens one inane thread after another for no reason other than to justify the abusive nature of their own chosen religion by blaming others who believe differently are the ones that are confrontational.

      Hmmmmmmmmm. sound familiar?

    5. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If the person is a true Athiest, NO not confromtational

      They simply have no concept of God what-so ever and are void of thoughts on it. if they are attacked verbaly of course they will answer, its natural to do that anyway. Defend yourself.  Most go on and give it no thought.

    6. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Paar, you are very agressive and confrontational in your posts on this forum - does that make you an atheist?

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        zampanoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think so

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          just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's a good question Marissa had. Is your confrontational manner due to the 'peaceful' teachings of your religion? (I put peaceful in parenthesis because when I use that word in reference to anything within Islam it has to be done tongue in cheek)

        2. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ah, so you're not sure?  An agnostic, perhaps!

  2. dingdondingdon profile image62
    dingdondingdonposted 5 years ago

    No.

    Well, we're done here. Glad we cleared that up! Who's for drinks?

    1. aka-dj profile image80
      aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your place or mine? smile

      1. dingdondingdon profile image62
        dingdondingdonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Like all atheists I live in a flaming church, so it's probably better if it's yours. sad My pad's a bit... hot.

        1. aka-dj profile image80
          aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol
          A nice cold beer ought to do the trick then! big_smile

          1. superwags profile image79
            superwagsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Good old aussies, any excuse for a cold tinny.

            1. Disappearinghead profile image88
              Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes but I wouldn't call the fizzy stuff they drink beer. Served up ice cold because it doesn't taste of anything.

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Every beer expert in the world would disagree with that.
                It is nectar from the gods. smile

                1. Disappearinghead profile image88
                  Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Mmmm maybe your gods have been sucking Satan's toes and their taste buds have all died. smile

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    The many gold awards puts paid to that. smile

    2. superwags profile image79
      superwagsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am, it's bloody lovely outside! And it's pretty much a holiday now anyway.

      Mine's a pint. Fancy a glass of orange juice Paar?!

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        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        For sure; I like juices

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    just_curiousposted 5 years ago

    OK.  First, I think you might be using 'friend' in the loosest of ways here.  Secondly, that statement about atheists appearing to tend to be confrontational was a joke paar.  Sheesh.  Must you use everything to its worst advantage?

    The purpose of this site is discussion. Of course it will be confrontational at times. It would be impossible to discuss different viewpoints if you weren't willing to accept a little confrontation.

  4. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/upload/2009/08/michael_ruse_probably_wont_be/militant_atheists.jpeg

    1. Maembe profile image61
      Maembeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like it!

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Me too! lol

  5. Peter Owen profile image61
    Peter Owenposted 5 years ago

    Actually, if we look in history, Christians seem to be one of the most confrontational religions. I wonder how many people the popes either killed or ordered killed.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I guess it would depend on how much responsibility they took for deaths inspired by their words and deeds.

      http://markhumphrys.com/christianity.killings.html

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this
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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Most recent history would give the honor of most bloody to Islam.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          147 million people have been wiped out by Islam in the last 1400 years. smile

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            just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Is that figured from the time of Mohamed until now? Or are those recent figures?

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              More people are killed today by Islam than all 350 years of the Spanish inquisition.

              http://www.religioustolerance.org/curr_war.htm
              and I was wrong, the figure is an horrific 270 million people.

              http://www.politicalislam.com/blog/tears-of-jihad/

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                just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Well, yeah. I had read that 128, 000 were charged by the Inquisition and about 2000 executed. I'll check out that site. Sounds like they may have different figures.

                Edit: oh my gosh. That second link is horrendous. What a bloodbath. I had no idea the numbers murdered in the name of Allah was so high.

                1. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes it is horrific. That's religious "love" for you!

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                    just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    You know. I've always argued that it was more politics than religion. But I'm reading a book right now called 'God is not Great'. Its an eye opener for me. This guy writes to speak to people like me. I guess I've been looking at the whole issue topsy turvy. I thought the whole problem was just Islam. I am beginning to see now how bloody the third world is due to religion; all the way around.  It's all so sad.

                    I met an Albanian at a beef festival a couple of years ago and his story of their war brought me to tears. What they thought were friends became enemies over night. Neighbors killing neighbors. It's unfathomable.

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    zampanoposted 5 years ago

    apparently, the problem is with militantism.

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    So naughty!

 
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