Have you ever witnessed atheists taunt Muslims or Satanists like they go after Christianity?
If you take religion in a broader sense to mean devotion to an organized system of faith & worship or a personal set of beliefs and practices, then, yes, Satanism would seem to qualify as a religion, which is often condemned by atheists to be the scourge of the earth, strange as it may seem. Satanists worship Satan, Christians worship God, neither of which exists according to any "good" atheist. If God doesn't does Satan (allegedly created by God who atheists believe doesn't exist)? Many satanists claim to be atheists, some atheists claim to be satanists. No atheists claim to be Christians.
They don't make up 70% of the population and/or dictate government decisions. Christians do.
Ah so I assume the fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims, or 23% of the world's population, making Islam the second-largest religion means nothing to atheists? and you haven't answered the question at all.
Zelkilro, you are right that Christianity in a western society would be the primary focus of atheists. That would be a reasonable approach.
So you agree with Ziekiro's answer which actually admits that atheists single out Christianity solely for political reasons, not philosophical. Cam I thought you were more tolerant than that.
I have no clue where you are going with this. I simply think it is a reasonable expectation that atheists would focus on the predominant religion in their region of the world. You only asked about what we have observed and I told you.
My point cam is that atheist organizations wantyou to believe they attack Christianity on the basis that it is not true, God doesn't exist, but in reality as Zeikiro stated, it is because they "dictate government decisions." That is political.
I'm surprised at u Wikipediaman (you know who u are) There are atheists billboards aimed at Muslims and Jews. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/0 … nd-hebrew/ That's why I asked.
Political reasons are logical and practical reasons when the political results affect your life. Being against the use of religion to hurt people and to gain power through control and oppression is a philosophical position.
Yes, the late Christopher Hitchens was rabidly against Islam. He wanted to go to war against all of them and he was an atheist. Another famous atheist, Richard Dawkins, has stated many times that Islam is a far greater problem to the human race than Christianity. No one goes after Satanists, because there are probably less than 10,000 of them in the whole world. And Satanists are just ironic kids trying to get a rise out of Christians. Are those the only three religions you know? What about Judaism? What about Hinduism?
Yes, Sam Harris was on NPR a few days ago, and he was unloading on Islam. Does that answer your question or did I skirt the issue?
Well Cam I'd have to say it does answer. You CAN tune into NPR & choose to listen to Sam Harris,but when I drive through New York City at Xmas I don't see giant advertisements like the one I pictured taunting Muslims, or any other religion do you
Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore a direct question. I don't see any giant ads in NYC because I don't live there or even visit.
You are aware that signs like that have popped up in response to all of the nasty Christian ads, don't you? There's single street in the city I live in that usually has no fewer than four religious billboards up on it and at least one is almost always some kind of nasty statement about non-Christians. It's been that way for years. I've even seen Christian ads implying atheists are murderers.
If I see a Muslim ad comparing atheists to murderers I'll be making some noise about it.
I've never even met a Satanist so far as I know and the Muslims I've known or who have been my clients never bring religion up. Muslims don't even bring religion up when they order wedding flowers! I've never been spat on by a Muslim for not being Muslim but I've been spat on by a couple of Christians, I don't mean figuratively, either, I mean actual saliva. I've never gotten a death threat from a Satanist or a Muslim but I've got folders full of assorted threats from Christians, some extremely detailed and scary. Of the lgbt teens/young adults thrown out by their parents who I've taken in over the years only one came from a Muslim home and he wasn't all beat up like the kids thrown out of Christian homes were sometimes.
I can't live my life without someone asking me if I've accepted Jesus at least a few times a month and I don't get out all that much. I've been asked what church I go to in job interviews (yes, it's illegal but they do it anyway) and by random people in the grocery store. I get a door-to-door evangelist at least once a month and more often in good weather.
If Muslims start knocking on my door, coming up to me randomly in public and asking my religion, treating me like I'm a turd for not sharing their religion, or throwing their battered gay kids out into the streets of America by the tens of thousands, you can be sure I'll get vocal about Muslims.
Also, the people trying to make their religion law in America are Christians. That doesn't make it a political difference but a quality of life difference. Of course we're going to resent people who try to control others and make their lives worse! Laws against equal marriage hurt real, actual people. Imagine not getting to be with your most dearly beloved when he or she is dying in the hospital or being that person dying without your beloved near because you aren't legally able to marry. That's an absolutely horrible thing. Wanting it to stop isn't political, it's human.
So your answer to this"Q&A"is NO! Christians only should be mocked publicly as they are worse than Satanists or Muslims&their bad behavior justifies you performing the same bad behavior toward them. So atheists are no different than Christian
And as usual, tsadjatko proves that s/he is incapable of both human emotion and human rationality.
Guess we will ignore that Kylyssa said if muslims, santanists etc started doing the same things, there would be equal opposition for them as well.
No, lets just focus on the christian parts and their convenient relevance to the goal of this question.
Not one of the atheists organizations use Kylyssa's reasoning to justify the billboards they put up. Their justification is solely that they claim they are telling people the truth, there is no God. So why not pick on Muslims or other religions?
Because that's like living in a vegan neighborhood and complaining about how the local Denny's uses preservatives in their burgers--it's irrelevant.
Unless you have statements from all atheist organizations, i doubt you can say that is their sole purpose.
Your backyard is on fire at the same time as the amazon forest. I would assume you would take care of the closer more prominent problem first.
U're right link, there are secondary reasons like to encourage atheists to come out but they are all based, according to these organizations. on the one. BTW I thought atheists use reason or logic, not emotions like Kylyssa, for their motivation.
I guess i missed the part of her comment that led to emotion based motivation. What part is it?
The atheist signs tend to say things meaning 'you're wrong' or 'we deserve to exist without being bothered.' The Christian signs say things that mean all non-Christians are evil. There's a big difference between 'you're mistaken' and 'you're evil.'
Kylyssa, name one national Christian organizations/denomination that spends money on the kind of signs you describe opposed to all the atheist organizations eg http://atheists.org/activism/billboards.& RealChristians don't spit on people.
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