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How can atheists improve their image?


For whatever reason, the mainstream theists in the U.S. have trouble separating average atheists from the extremists in the news. Not all atheists want to watch Christianity crumble or start their own dictatorship. But how can we spread the image of a more peaceful atheist?

 

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 2 years ago

    Nicely put, CJ. In True Christianity of Christ himself (and even the Buddhism of Siddhartha) there is belief in Man in harmony with nature. Peace is only valuable when self-concern has been eliminated. Not easy, but it can be done.


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    speer138 2 years ago

    I think you got it on the head. Unfortunately, you are what the media or Hollywood says you are in the eyes of many.


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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    The anger and "rage" is because ex-theists (particularly Christians) have discovered that they have been lied to for their entire life. That kind of anger is hard to hide and hard to recover from. Plus the constant assault from current fundamentals


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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    Madeline O'Hair had the right to stand up to the government and demand that her children not be forced to listen to religious views. You would have the right to demand your children not be exposed to Islamic views, right?

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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    Exactly! They even arrest their "own" Christians for feeding the homeless in Florida. Can you imagine the depth of hypocrisy it takes to arrest a 90 year old man for feeding the hungry? Not once, but several times? Idiots.


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    M. T. Dremer 2 years ago

    I would argue 'lack of belief in god' is the same as believing there is no god. But that's linguistics. Atheists care what theists think of them because theists are the majority. And sensible atheists don't want to be the enemy of the majority.


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 2 years ago

    No GM, the problem is with people who ostracize and demonize. This isn't an evil only coming from the religious. Ego is an equal-opportunity corrupter and destroyer.


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 2 years ago

    Austinstar, honey, I'm not afraid of you. Y'all can do whatever you like. I've known some really compassionate atheists when so-called Christians wouldn't lift a finger.

    You have a strange, distorted view of Christians. Not all are the same.


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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    ahorse - Sorry, but some atheists would like to see religious harm disappear in our lifetime. I am against death/war due to religion, "faith" healing that doesn't work. Not religion itself, but just the harm that certain beliefs cause.


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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Most of us love Christians. Most of us personally know good Christians, and don't hate the entire group, just the ones who force their beliefs on the population and refuse to try to do exactly what you are saying.


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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 2 years ago

    Well said Mr.Big. I have witnessed horrendous foul language from atheists criticizing creationists.It goes beyond just hate speech to evil threats, just visit their blogs.I have to say atheists on hubpages do refrain from foul language & threats


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