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The Angry Atheist!

05 June 2014, 09:17

The Angry Atheist!

Occasionally you will find the “angry atheist”. He is more than a person who says “there is no god”; he is not content to let the status quo be and as such he is the nemeses of Christian fundamentalists. 

Christians have been mollycoddled for centuries and it is high time that their boat is rocked.  Of course this does not go down well and they are forever kicking and screaming oppression when their faith based belief system has to endure logical and sceptical analysis. 

They tend to conveniently forget that atheists only exist because of theists and so called ‘angry atheists’ only exist because of Bible punching, hell preaching, creationists, who are so used to having their supernatural beliefs respected, that it automatically sounds "angry" when they hear any justifiable criticism. 

They hate with a passion leading atheists like Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitckens, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris etc who have exposed their superstitious  belief system as being nothing but highly imaginative wishful thinking. 

Most leading atheists are professional, brilliant, witty and highly intelligent; while there Christian opponents from fundamentalism are not.  In fact militant Christian apologists like Ray (Dis) Comfort, Kent Hovind, Ken Ham and even William Lane Craig are completely out of their depth in comparison. 

Very few people are competent outside their area of speciality - yet you will find creationists who think they know more than senior scientific experts and are even prepared to enter into debates with them. 

Richard Dawkins looks and speaks like a pussy cat and is hardly frightening or scary, but it is what he says that is scary; for the pen is mightier than the sword and their edifice of faith which, they thought was built on bedrock, is exposed as being built on sinking sand and like a house of cards their Christian faith comes tumbling down with a loud bang. 

When Christians do not like the message and cannot win the debate on merit they “shoot” the messenger:  by sending him to hell or saying that he is angry with God or wants to live in rebellion etc and other ad homonyms. 

You see it is easier to dismiss the atheist as angry and therefore you dismiss their message than to consider whether heaven forbid, one’s own supernatural beliefs, might be wrong. 

Basic confirmation bias has assured that most Christians would see atheists as angry no matter how polite they are. Some Christians do not look at the log in their own eye and they are livid, self-righteous and obnoxious when atheists are triumphant in the numerous discussions carried out on News24. 

They are blind to their own anger and project it onto atheist’s responses thereby confirming their biases. They feel free to inflict their opinion on all and are appalled when atheists tell them an opinion of their opinion.  

They demand respect for their silly ideas in school, government, workplace and media but they will not give respect to any other philosophy that opposes their cherished and comforting belief system. 

Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Scientologists, Wicca, even Catholics are of the devil. Only they are right and everyone else is going to hell. They imagine that outsiders to their faith should find them as loving, kind, humble and moral as they imagine themselves to be. 

They assert their self-righteous unsupported opinions, lies, and magical beliefs as though they were facts. They wear their faith on their sleeve and jam it down others peoples' throats and cry persecution when people refuse to coddle to it any more. 

They encourage their kids to listen to liars like creationists Kent Hovind, Ray Comfort Ken Ham etc. and distrust those who would tell them the truth and show them the factual evidence to prove it.  

They are shocked to find that there are lot of people who view their faith as wrong and they run like spoilt brats away from discussions that analyse their faith. They are used to handing out the judgement and now they are receiving it. 

Their lies have been repeated so much that they believe them to be true. They are used to monologues not dialogues. One thing that "angry atheists" have done is they have shined a light on such thinking. 

The fundies come out of the woodwork in protest and the cycle continues. Long may it continue here on myNews24 and angry Christians please understand that; atheists, like the homosexuals have done, are coming out of the closet by the millions - most of them ex Christians and preachers who know more scripture, doctrine and science than your average Senior Pastor. 

It ends now, the Christian juggernaut will no longer have any leeway to bamboozle and defraud like it has for millennia.  Secular humanists (1) tamed the rabid dog that was Christianity a few short centuries ago and they will continue to ensure that it remains tame and subservient to rationality, reason and science. 

(1) Secular humanism. (Wiki) 

The philosophy or life stance of secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, and philosophical naturalism, while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudo science or superstition as the basis of morality and decision making.

It posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or a god. It does not, however, assume that humans are either inherently evil or innately good, nor does it present humans as being superior to nature. 

Rather, the humanist life stance emphasizes the unique responsibility facing humanity and the ethical consequences of human decisions. Fundamental to the concept of secular humanism is the strongly held viewpoint that ideology—be it religious or political—must be thoroughly examined by each individual and not simply accepted or rejected on faith. 

Along with this, an essential part of secular humanism is a continually adapting search for truth, primarily through science and philosophy. Many Humanists derive their moral codes from a philosophy of utilitarianism, ethical naturalism or evolutionary ethics, and some, such as Sam Harris advocate a science of morality.

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