...so, in conversation with an acquaintance, it comes to light that they believe Atheists/Agnostics/Humanists/Skeptics/Non-theists (tried to cover all the bases) truly do believe in the christian god and are simply angry, hate filled people.
What I'm curious to know is, is this a broad perception that most christians have of us? That we do believe, yet are simply angry at the deity for some reason?
(coming from this person, it truly surprised the hell out of me- pardon the pun)Answer Question
Answer by Princess_s21 at 7:03 PM on May. 31, 2011
No, I don't think that all non-believers (which is the general term used in most Christian groups, not meant to be offensive to you) are really closet believers who are just mad at God. I do think that some people have become non-believers that were once believers (because I have personally talked to them) and the root cause of this usually is not God, but the people who do horrible things in the name of God. Imagine if your idea of all Christians was what you saw displayed by people like those from the Westboro Baptist church. I wouldn't want any part of that religion either. Basically, unless someone wants to share with me why they don't believe in God, it's none of my business, so I really don't know why most people who choose not to believe in God have made that choice.
Answer by scout_mom at 7:03 PM on May. 31, 2011
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Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:09 PM on May. 31, 2011
There are people like that but they are not atheists. They are people who are having a crisis in faith, so in an act of rebellion they label themselves as atheist.
True atheists aren't angry at something that doesn't exist.
Answer by beeky at 7:20 PM on May. 31, 2011