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Calling all Christians. Do any of you hate atheists?


I just read a question that asked "why do Christians hate atheists?" In looking at the answers I notice a complete lack of any Christian who admitted or claimed or otherwise suggested that they hate atheists. I don't know any who do -- do you? I would like to find one Christian who hates atheists, so I can understand this question.

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    As always, delightful and entertaining with some good truth thrown in for measure. I had to stop and ponder this idea of the human condition naturally hating. I have to think it is all learned unlike love which is natural. If taught ???


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Sometimes I don't like my faith handcuffs, it just is not fair. But that is what my faith has chosen for my heart to follow and my intellect to remain true to.

    I wonder about getting mad versus hate. They are not the same. Thank you for the thought.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    I am looking Lawrence but I have little hope of finding one. Maybe anger and dislike. I hate Lima beans -- there I said it and I stand by it. Surely if there is a Christian hater they will come forth with reason. (I was forced to eat them as a child)


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    What an interesting perspective. It does indeed, if it is actual, seem to be a reaction of sorts. I have to conclude that if it exists it is a visceral learned response of fear. Even then I see it probably being shortlived and a reaction.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Agreed and I think most if not all Christians know this.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Wow you got my juices flowing there. But I did not see one persons face only a movement. I contend we can, but I am not fully convinced that we can hate an idea and not those that proffer it. Hate actions not people. Very cool response, thank you

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Cool answer. I rest easy reading this kind of declaration of faith. It is nice to hear from folks with a similar view. Thank you


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Lolita, that is where I come from. Even if I don't want to ;-)


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Cool answer. It makes a lot of sense. Caring what another thinks is still caring.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Thank you Paul, you have an interesting perspective. The ceasing of being Christian is one way to look at it.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    jtrader, I think you are right. I think the responses to the question here has debunked a suggestion by non-believers.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Faith you wonderful woman, thank you for bringing your personal feelings here. It is important for the concept to have that full range of reality. I am still looking for that whoever that hates atheists. I still have not found them. Maybe not!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Well that is a real problem then because no one else would know. And yes I think they would. Confession is good and it is not like it would be a mortal sin. I think if I would have said "dislike" we would already have some positive responses.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Leakeem, it surely appears that this is the normal and common belief. There are those that are different but they are not the norm.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Thank you for this affirmation. It is good to hear from you.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Thanks for leaving an answer.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 15 months ago

    I think that hate could be the wrong word to get people to admit to. They may not see it as hate, but more following the word of God and conclude it cannot be hateful if it is of God. Which isn't true - it can definately be hateful. My 2 cents anyway


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    Well that would make it difficult.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    I think a whole bunch of people view it this way.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    I do this thing, daily, where I confess my transgressions. I am not perfect. I have faults, I sin. And so if I hated someone I would have to confess it. I don't think people hate others for their beliefs.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    I see your point but I am not even satisfied that Christians hate the sin in others. Disapprove yes but hate -- no.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    John, I am still waiting for someone to confess they hate. Someone here says we all do so get over it. I disagree. I have yet to find a Christian that even claims to have hated an atheist in the past. I believe it is a fiction, made up for argument.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    What a nice response, thank you.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    Rev. That is what has me scratching my balding head. There are those who could justify hate in some fashion. But apparently no one really does. A fun note - assuming they are out there, but are too ashamed to admit it. That is also better. Hope.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Well I certainly agree with you. I do in fact just hate hypocritical Cabbage Patch Dolls always telling me what to do and doing something else - rascals!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Well that is an interesting comment.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Well said and worthy of note. But I try and fail at being what I should all the time. There must be one Christian out there that will confess this.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    A nice point of view. I hope the majority hold at least something close to it.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Seems the consensus


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    But couldn't they just be wayward sinners that have an issue and hate? Maybe they are even asking to have the hate lifted. I am sure there is a forthright Christian that will confess this transgression.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    so do you know any of these ones " conservative, dogmatic, fanatical, fundamentalist, & traditional Christian" that actually hate atheists? I am still looking for a single one.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Very nicely done response with much to think about. Thank you for this.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    Very nice response. Thank you

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Well spoken. Exceptions to the rule do not prove a rule. And of course note we did not say "hated". This is a current discussion not an historic one. I still cannot find a Christian that hates Atheists.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    Interesting way of putting the calling.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Gabe I think we are getting a pretty clear picture that this inquiry shows a big no from Christians. I think it is not a true question but a bait tactic.

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    Vladimir Karas (ValKaras) 15 months ago

    Fardmir - What if you don't love yourself? Most people of this world don't. If they did, they would respect their lives and their relationships. So, poor neighbors, no one loves them. Why should they, because neighbors don't love themselves either.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    There are haters. It makes me sad. But there are some people that just hate.

    I would hope being a Christian would make that extremely uncomfortable,. I suppose there are some that just cannot have faith. But they can hate.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    This is really cool. I hadn't thought about it but I guess I like people. I like to argue too. But I generally like the people I argue with or I would not care. You wrote well and it gives me much to ponder. Thank you.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 15 months ago

    Interesting notion. I don't know how that squares with the New Testament. There is that belief that the New Testament basically supersedes the old. And in that case there would be no call for hatred. I think.


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