Well thank you for allowing me to reach level 3. I couldn't do it without all of ya'll but in fairness this is a really weird group I'm not yet sure I belong in. First of all, my first three messages were the welcoming type asking if I had any questions. "Well gee I just got here. Questions about what? Not believing in God? Then , I interject myself into a conversation with a couple Muslim hitting folks and I fear that I have run into a alt right group. So now I don't know what to think. As a member of this group am I allowed to not believe in any God and also not hate anyone? Well ok, just hate very few.Oh and just the idea that I have to pick a category 2 post that's some BS right there
I think you need to distinguish between "hating" religion and "hating religious people. Personally I "hate" the scam but feel for the victims. Worse is the damage religion does to children. As for believing in god/gods, which god/gods is it you want to believe in?
I had the same experience when I first started and canceled my account because I was getting worked up by the arrogance and ignorance I was seeing here but I came back and now I find people that are able to have a discussion without being rude or acting superior and follow them.
This is my favorite website, and I don't even consider myself an atheist or agnostic (I don't believe God is a conscious being like us, so I don't belong on Christian sites either) . The hatred of religion is pretty obvious when it comes to some folks on here but, it seems to be equal opportunity and it's understandable given what this site was created to be. I think the important thing about this site is it gives people a place to associate with like minded people and can alleviate the feeling of isolation people can feel when surrounded by people who believe in the illogical notion of a omnicient and omnipotent creator God who Loves us unconditionally under certain conditions.