Hate Mail

You cannot escape the fact that atheism is hate speech. You are saying that everyone who believes in GOD is stupid and wrong when you say you are an atheist. This is the same as saying you are a white supremecist and everyone who is BLACK is stupid and wrong or that we should kill the JEWS. Does blogger know that they are publishing hate speech? I’m going to tell them!!

You couldn’t be further from the truth, and your even thinking such things makes me rather sad. Atheism — at least Moral Atheism, as I call it — is not about calling names or saying who is smarter than who. It’s also not about being “anti” anything. It’s just a set of beliefs like any other, albeit one that was arrived at through a specific process of reasoning and that concludes there is no compelling reason to believe in deities. You might reason using similar tools to mine and come to different conclusions. That’s fine.

If you are angry at atheists or have a bad impression of us because you have heard ant-religious speech from atheists in the past, you should know that not all atheists are like that. Many — probably most — of us are quite tolerant of those we disagree with.

Posted on September 16, 2007 at 2:09 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Hate mail

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  1. Written by randomguy#5
    on September 19, 2007 at 5:25 pm
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    Um, yeah, that was pretty civil. Seriously, concentrate on the assholes in the world, not one guy who says he’s atheist. He’s doing no harm to anyone except maybe to himself. Stop the freakin’ terrorists or people fucking up health care and taxes, or religious wars and intolerance in the east or something. This guy is the LEAST of the world’s worries right now, and so much more good could be done rather than semi-public shouting matches on these websites. The shouting just makes both sides angry and even more stupidly opinionated than they already are. And I’m sure that gem of wisdom will be lost in the length of my post. -_-

  2. Written by crickets
    on September 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm
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    my carefully weighed and rational response:

    You cannot escape the fact that theism is hate speech. You are saying that everyone who disbelieves in GOD is stupid and wrong when you say you are a theist. This is the same as saying you are a white supremecist and everyone who is BLACK is stupid and wrong or that we should kill the JEWS. Does blogger know that they are publishing hate speech? I’m going to tell them!!

  3. Written by Areta
    on July 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm
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    ^Crickets, win. And just reading this made me mad. Such idiocy. Also, tell me, how do you feel about the gays? Are they “stupid and wrong”? And aren’t you basically calling us that, as well? And I actually have several Christian friends whom I respect and do not hate at all.

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