I find, as a group, atheists are highly intelligent and I enjoy the mostly well thought out conversation threads. However, sometimes, atheists can be quite mean in their delivery. I've been on the receiving end of comments that were very hurtful. I would caution all those "meanies" to lighten up. Please don't perpetuate the "angry atheist" moniker. There are too few of us. Kindness is much more attractive.
yeah, I agree, but i was uptown and i had to start listening to this woman telling me how I have "to get Jesus in my life"......yeah......right along with Popeye the Sailor, Superman....and Rin Tin TIn??? Oh how about Santa Claus? The imaginary friend who does everything for you. I just want to vent sometimes, i have to hear this crap from my 2 daughters......who's husbands are studying to be ministers. Also, they are right-wing republiCON, TRUMP HEADS too..... I don't get it....... and they're brainwashing my grand children with this bullshit......(NOTE: I didn't ram religion down my kids throats, I let them grow up and make their own decisions)
I finally met Raymond Moody too........which was very exciting for me. Sooooooooo I did have an "experience' when my mother passed on....but Jesus, and what I believed had nothing to do with it. Thanks for letting me vent.....
I did take away some valuable lessons from my Christian upbringing. Mainly, devoting the time of detailed attention it takes to actually hate another person, who's not worth my time, is a waste of my time. Ergo, I hate no one. Also, being mean and angry will get you nowhere in the long run and cause those you can influence, or intimidate, by doing so in the short run to view you in a suspicious manner. I recently quit the popular social media platforms out of this frustration. Frustration caused by mean, hateful, small minds. I hope to find enlightened people on this sight. Your post is spot on, Paulette. Kindness is much more attractive.