Tucson Atheists Message Board › Atheists are feared!
|A former member||
Ever wonder why believers in god are convinced there are no atheists in foxholes?
The answer: Such religionists cannot accept for even an instant the fact that an atheist is truly an atheist. They are certain that any non-believer surely will crack under pressure and will at the last moment accept Jesus!
That attitude that atheists down deep are christians is the only way that such people of faith can feel strong in their beliefs.
If for a moment "true believers" admitted to themselves that thousands and thousands of human beings did not believe in any god, those believeers would feel threatened. "There must be a god," they reason. Atheists are just kidding themselves. "There must be a god!"
True believers do not want to feel threatened--not for even one moment.
|Robert L S.||
This is a response to above tread by Barakas:
Of course they don't want to be threatened. If there is a possible alternate to the monotheistic belief structure that there is only one god and ergo only one correct answer, it casts everything they believe in into doubt.
The monotheist, in its own mind, must be right and everyone else is wrong by default. Thats why most monotheists resort to proselytization, either by word or by war. Its a selfish, hate-filled act regardless of their claimed motives. They define an individual to be wrong, that supernatural political system then defines that which is wrong to be evil and the individual is dealt with by the monotheist in the most efficient way possible to remove that evil.
Usually, forced conversion or death.
Polytheists at least have the potential to be more accepting of other cultures since they have to accept multiple deities in their own supernatural political system.
This makes me wonder about the whole Romans feeding Christians to lions bit. Christians claim that their monotheistic belief pattern was somehow a threat to a society where people could literally walk to a new town and worship an entirely new set of deities without any kind of hassle or societal punishment. I wonder if the Christians were just following what it said in Exodus about destroying other culture's temples in the name of their one true god and the Romans were merely throwing a bunch of vandalizing thugs and hooligans who were harassing peaceful worshipers to the lions.
Edited by Robert L Swango on Mar 2, 2005 1:43 AM