I joined this site a few weeks ago to share in the love of critical thinking about the virtue of atheism, not to measure my prowess with the condescending hubris of egomaniacal bullies.
But as luck would have it, I've managed to attract a few members who, based on their age or member level, believe they are so much more "enlightened" than me that they can berate my genuine concerns about the philosophy of religion.
So I say to you...I love your alcoholic rants, your condescending inclination to peacock yourself into my words, and to try and show me how your ego deserves some great response to which you can further attempt to exploit your bruised intellect.
Be a dick, and give me the right reasons to block you so that I can go on in this community without the need to deal with you again.
Dood, once you hit your own stride, it doesn't matter what anyone else says to or about you. Keep your eye on the prize and enjoy the aspects of the site that appeal to you. There are some here who get what they have coming to them, but you do you and let the chips fall where they may. Share your wisdom with us.
I think I understand your sentiment. Some on this site have the agenda of pushing their concept of TRUE atheism. Righteous atheism shouldn’t be considered a goal! Sound familiar religions dogma? Reject this and be open to all the spectrum of ideas. If you find a jewel, keep it, cast aside the turds. I think you’re already applying this?
Is that what happened.....Almost everyone Blocked me ????!!!!???
LOL I usually forgive people if there is difficulty in communicating via keyboard. If it goes beyond that, I ignore. I don't think I have blocked more than a couple of people in over 25 years of being online.
(My Prayer : can I have some of those hours back ?)
I've blocked more on my phone, by far !
I have had the topic of critical thinking in my thoughts off and on for a couple of days. Been tossing my own thoughts around on how to articulate something in writing on the topic.
I can understand your intent that you value this label "atheist". And, as you point out many of those here that label themselves as atheist do such as you have indicated. I am on my third or maybe even forth profile account because I have been previously subjected to such nonsense ridicule and people blocking me.
My first inclination would be to suggest for your critical thinking to consider a video by Neil deGrasse Tyson (I'll post link below). But, I like his discussion on why he does not embrace the label "atheist ". Beyond that, I do invite you to look over the information in my profile and my groups linked in my profile. I personally find atheism illogical but, it is not that I say that to hurt anyone that has a love for the label atheist. So, if the fact atheism being proven illogical offends you feelings, then I can understand you may not want to have critical thinking discussion that explores that understanding. But, feelings aside, I do welcome discussion in my groups that aims to discuss the information without specifically attacking a person.