Why are atheists so concerned with Christianity?
A believer is not likely to be persuaded otherwise in this forum, and vice-versa. And it won't affect the life of the persauder even if he/she is successful. So why even bother? I stumbled upon HubPages and it appeared that it might be a good conversational site... but all I see is one side of a purely personal belief trying to convince the other... about to delete this bookmark.
If religion debate bothers you then yes you may want to go ahead and delete the bookmark. Now to your original question. Most are so concerned with it because it either has impacted them in some way, they care about others that are treated poorly because of it, or they are tired of having to constantly be bombarded by beliefs they do not support that are shoved onto all of society (in USA). The internet is the place where everyone can vent and express their views. I welcome that!
There is a wide variety of people here. Some people here are just trying to persuade others. Some have honest questions and really want to know about others beliefs.
Some just want their beliefs to be known and not try to change others' beliefs. That's why I'm here and post my beliefs as answers to questions. I understand that it would be stupid to base your religious beliefs off of something you read on the internet, even if those beliefs are true. If I convinced someone that I was right over the internet I would be encouraging them to do just that. I just state what I believe and let people figure it out on their own if they want to agree with me.
With non religious topics I might be more persuasive.
I can't speak for other atheists, but my goal in religious debates is to provide perspective. I don't intend to convert anyone, nor do I believe it's even possible in this forum. Rather I want theists to see atheists as complex individuals, rather than simply villains. Too many generalizations about atheists show them as self righteous jerks and that simply isn't true.
The only reason Christianity is so often on the other side is because it's the dominant religion in the United States. So its followers are the most vocal and its policies are the most likely to affect atheists (such as legislating using Christian values). I'm sure atheists in the middle east argue more against Muslims.
A great many atheists in the U.S. are 'in the closet' about their beliefs because they worry about the backlash if they came out. And, I can't blame them since the simple act of stating it is interpreted as an 'attack' on Christianity. My hope is that one day, someone admitting they are an atheist warrants no shocked response. It's no different from holding other beliefs, so I don't understand why it is so reviled.
This is a good question, it is in line with an article I wrote called Why Do They Hate Jesus Christ?
I mean if Jesus is just a fairy tale like the tooth fairy, then why the hatred and mockery of him? Looking at our mainstream culture in America we can see that blasphemy of the Holy Bible and Jesus is the central theme.
I think it is because Atheist are being controlled by demons, and demons know Jesus is God, and that they have no salvation, also demons hate humanity.
Here is the article:
http://thelowdown0.blogspot.com/2014/01 … hrist.html
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