Atheist…..worse then a Racist…Vent….

posted 3 years ago in Secular
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I agree but I’m thinking you didn’t mean to post this in photography right? 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

eh, what the heck does atheism have to do with racism?

One has to do with your understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe and reality, and the other has to do with hating people because their skin has a slightly different average level of melanin in it. The words slightly rhyme, that’s about it.

If course if you’re going to get in an argument with a racist, it can’t be that surprising if it quickly stops making any sense.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think a quote from Mark Twain fits this situation perfectly!  “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience”.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@NovaRising:  + 1 million.  Haha!  To that end, arguing with children has the same effect.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I just tell people I am agnostic – I neither beleive or disbelieve, but everyone is entitled to their own beleifs. Usually people stop bugging me after the word “agnostic” and I don’t need to explain futher… probably because no one knows what it means!
I learned in (Catholic, all-girls) high school that “atheist” was a polarizing word, and personally too strong of a term for my own beliefs. But like I said – to each his own; no matter to me! 🙂

Anyway, FI and I are having the racism discussion lately, because our kids would be mixed race (he is, I am not) and I am sort of in shock that people might have a problem with that.
I know, it’s naive of me. I just judge people on their character and often completely (literally!) forget about race (it’s just how I was raised – my mom is excellent!) So it’s hard for me to put myself in someone’s shoes who doesn’t think like that. 🙁

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I grew up in TX, and was talked to like this all the time for being an athiest. People I grew up with have vile hatred for muslims, for example, and told me and other athiests that we were lower than them (but with wording I would never dare repeat).

Better to be a happy well-balanced athiest than a hate-spewing religious bigot, anyday.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You’re not a racist for being an athiest. I do have to say though….you  wrote that you have a front row to heaven for living a hate free life…I’m sorry, I wish that was true, but it’s not.  The only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ….not any other way. I wouldn’t be a true Christian if I didn’t respond to your post. I’m sure this will be deleted or flagged….but I feel I have a duty to tell you that. The person you spoke with was wrong to call you hurtful names…some Christians just don’t know how to say what they feel they need to…the right way.

You have every right to believe what you want…..I’ve never seen Jesus personally myself, but that’s what faith is…believing what you can’t see.

Take care, Megan

 

Post # 13
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Honey bee

You can’t argue with stupid. They’ll always win. Just let him/her go on about with their pathetic, close-minded life. You’ve already won in every way it counts.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I don’t care if someone is a racist, an Atheist, a religious fanatic, or a Sasquatch. Keep your judgments to yourself and let others live as they choose to live! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@NovaRising:  That’s amazing.

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I always feel the need to apologize for “Christians” like the one you encountered. I’m fairly religious myself, but have deep respect for people of all faiths (or non-faiths, as the case may be). In fact, I had a really annoying flight once (overseas, so it was long as hell) next to a “Christian” who drove me CRAZY. After that flight, I repeatedly said that I’d much rather have a conversation about religion with an atheist than a right-wing fundamentalist. It’s like talking to a brick wall. And (as a religious scholar), I knew WAY more about what was in the Bible than she did. Any time I backed her into a corner, she’d just say “I may not be very smart, but I believe in the Bible,” and I was like “BUT I’M TELLING YOU WHAT’S IN THE BIBLE!!!”. It’s super frustrating. Anyway, just know we aren’t all like that, and ignore the crazy.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I agree 100%!  You are who you are.  No one has a right to belittle you for that.

Nobody has a right to judge anyone for anything.  Your religious preferences or lack thereof is really nobodys business.  I have many friends who are both christians, and agnostic.  I don’t judge them one way or the other.

Racist, and athiest is not the same thing.  I prefer the agnostic approach a little more, it doesn’t seem to provoke such hostility.  I have dealt with racist comments, and I usually just don’t comment.  I don’t have time to contend with ignorance or bigotry.

In the future, just walk away.  Don’t try to do battle with stupidity.  They will beat you with experience everytime!!

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