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  •  My sister used to try that shit about atheists (10+ / 0-)

    thinking they know everything (i.e. got it all figured out). I finally asked here if she'd ever had an atheist come up to her and tell her what she should believe in the same way I had had numerous christians (including her) do to me.  Amazingly she wanted to change the subject.

    "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

    by voroki on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:19:11 PM PST

    •  I think they have a fear of the courage (4+ / 0-)

      of atheists, and don't understand the ability to live in a world where things are morally defined in themselves rather than by some threat-based authority.  The sheer size of the real universe scares the shit out of them - even the size of this world alone, let alone the vast cosmos outside of it.  It even scares me a bit, but I'm exhilarated by it.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

      by Troubadour on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:29:15 PM PST

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      •  Agree with you. (0+ / 0-)

        It is a fear thing.  To me, fundamentalist christians specifically seem to use religion to address:

        (1) personal responsibility (so much reliance on authority)

        (2) diversity (what's comfortable for me is the natural order and everything else is a sin or a threat)

        (3) ephemerality (Oh noooo. Accept Jesus and live forever)

        (4) helplessness (God has a plan and a purpose, I can pray and God will help me out)

        So my thesis is that atheists are more able to accept despair and pointlessness and compromise.  And perhaps more likely to see an ecosystem where the religious see a hierarchy.

        But I can't agree with you about the size of the world.  Every time I read about environmental issues, I am struck by how small and defenseless our planet is.

    •  Yah... (6+ / 0-)

      ...and I love how not worshiping their particular pixie is considered 'not believing in anything'.  

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