Do you consider atheists on a religious debate forum, "proselytizing" to you when they discuss their beliefs?
Do they come knocking on your door at all?
I'm curious if anyone truly has been a "victim" of atheists doing this.
I was deeply religious until that fateful day that I was accosted by atheists, threatened with no hell, and promised no heaven if I would renounce my belief in all the gods of the world, past and present.
They . . . *sniff* forced me to listen to reason . . . and made me repeat over and over, "There are no gods . . . there are no gods . . . "
It was quite traumatizing. Eventually, I saw that they were right, and I became atheist, too. I'm actually quite grateful, now, to those proselytizing atheists.
True story that never happened.
Answer by jsbenkert at 7:53 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:34 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
So because Atheists will no longer shut up when others tell them to, it is proselytizing? Because Atheists have banded together and fund billboard messages it is proselytizing? And because a someone decides of their own free will to click a link posted by an atheist, the atheist is proselytizing?
What's next? An avatar with the letter "a" is now going to be considered proselytizing? Clearly this is another one of those words that needs to be added to what some "religious" people don't understand.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:30 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:37 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:23 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:30 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
That's just it, tnm. I'll debate religion with anyone who's interested (and I assume that if a person is in this particular forum commenting on posts, that she's interested), but I'm not trying to make anyone drop their religion. If they happen to reconsider some things that they took for granted with their beliefs, so be it, but I am not going point-by-point in an attempt to change minds.
Anyone who reads my threads will see questions, some better than others, some more abrasive than others, but they are still questions, or occasionally commentary on current religion-related events. What I post is a far cry from the actual proselytizing that most of us are familiar with from our JW and other religion-pushing friends.
Anyone who sees "atheist proselytizing" in this section is a tad too sensitive and should probably choose another playground.
Answer by jsbenkert at 8:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
Yes, please explain this bullying.
We are all dying to know how this happened.
Did a billboard knock you in the mud? Did an atheist disagree with you? Did an atheist suggest that religion is unreasonable? Was that bullying? Was it proselytizing? I'm confused, actually, about the topic of this discussion, now. I do think, though, that we are working with different definitions of bullying and proselytizing.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:07 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:09 PM on Mar. 11, 2013
Answer by tnm786 at 8:06 PM on Mar. 11, 2013