Some Atheists can be just as self righteous and judgmental as Christians/religious people. Change my mind......
Atheists have never started religious wars.
As an atheist since age 13, I have never tried to convert anyone like Christian proselytizers do.
Atheists are not trying to take away women's control of our bodies. A sticker on my car:
Keep Your Theology
Off My Biology
A button from my 20s:
Keep Your Rosaries
Off My Ovaries
Unfortunately the overwhelming majority of them seem to be left wing liberals who have replaced their desire for a higher power for a desire for an all powerful government to provide for them from cradle to grave. I’ll take the Christain’s over those anytime.
No argument with the some designation here. My experience would raise it to most. Most of those rejecting gods etc. really believe themselves to have become 'free thinkers' while remaining bamboozled by 'isms' that are functionally identical to their erstwhile god systems of belief.
When it comes to self-righteousness and notions of superiority there are no crania quite as ossified as 'dyed in the wool' devout Democrat, Republican, Communist, Science/Evolutionist, Organized Labor, Climate Change, Animal Rights evangelizing atheists. They are as tenacious about clinging to these and more 'holy isms' as any product spit out of a schul, catechism factory or madrasa.
They create unquestionable orthodoxies and beat others over the head with them as enthusiastically as ANY mormon or JW pioneer. And, ridicule of belivers in gods can be their specialties. After all, they are "free thinking" atheists.
Believing in a god, not believing in a god, not sure about the existence of a god--it does not matter; people are all different and some, among any of these, can be self-righteous and judgmental.
However, the nice thing about a judgmental atheist is that they will never tell another person that they are going to burn in hell for an eternity because they disagree with them.
So, that, right there, makes an atheist less judgmental than a believer--at least a believer who tells others they are going to hell. And, it is usually those who believe in hell who are the judgmental ones.
So what? I am not one to take the BS christian approach of if someone slaps me to turn the other cheek. I won't go out of my way slapping people either. But if someone attacks me you are damn right I am going to attack back in self-defense. Perhaps you have internalized your ex-religious teachings and learned to "turn the other cheek". Good for you?
Oh boy.....you do like to stir....some are....the numbers just make one side so much more outstanding......and so much more likely to get in your face....and so much more likely to kill you over their beliefs....that when you start comparing....if you try to say they are equal........then I just don't think you've been around long enough.....
There are all types of people on either side. It's best not to generalise however I think, based my personal experience, religious people tend to be more like that. There are in fact atheist people who have varying degrees of self-righteous and judgemental tendencies. I see it on here. If I'm being honest I have the tendency to become self-righteous when trying to defend my beliefs, or lack there of, to someone who is religious, self-righteous and judgemental. If we feel offended by something someone is trying to impose on us, it is typically our natural response to be defensive... So, I will not try to change your mind.