I consider myself a “moral atheist”, and I’m shocked by the hate mail on your site that I’ve read from proclaimed Christians. I am quite curious as to how one can call another a “f****t” and in the same breath say that they follow a religion which involves loving your enemies. I can tell that you have experience in dealing with these sorts of people, so can you shed any light on the reasoning, if any, behind these disgusting e-mails? They have succeeded in making me quite angry, which is something that happens very rarely to me and which I strive, as a pacifist, to avoid.
I think people tend to lash out at things that make them uncomfortable, particularly when they don’t have a more intelligent response at the ready. It’s sad.