Belief, religion & spirituality

Why is everybody so offended by Atheism?

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I don't think we get affronted by individuals who have confidence. I think we are affronted by individuals who display confidence. Regardless of the possibility that they don't push their confidence in our confronts, they carry on as though they are preferable individuals over we, since they have confidence.
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I cannot tell you how many times I've had people ask me why I am angry with God, or say things like:"How can you believe in nothing?","what is the point of your life without God?" or, upon hearing I'm an Atheist, I've even had:"does that mean you worship Satan?" So when people get offended or angry because of my worldview, and they do, I don't worry because I now know why; they have never even considered atheism or the implications thereof. They are fundamentally ignorant and therefore supply absolutely no reason to take them or their malformed emotions seriously. In short, they get upset because they do not, nor even attempt to, understand.
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Everybody has their own set of beliefs. Its just a matter of respect. People get offended because they think it disregards the foundation of what they believe in. Atheists outrightly question beliefs drilled in us when we were young. Come to think of it, atheists actually challenge us on how strong and rooted we are in our beliefs. They make us think if we are just blind followers.
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On what grounds do you determine that an idea deserves respect? Of course I don't respect religion because as soon as you do that then the debate is closed. then it gets away with, as it has, anything. people are aloud t believe what they want but by telling me what I have to believe about that belief makes it out of reach from scrutiny and therefore bound to become corrupt. How far would we have come if, instead of evidence, scientists based the validity of their theories on how much they believed? Or because God told them how the dinosaurs had died? beliefs do not have rights and therefore do not deserve special treatment and respect for people has nothing to do with your opinions on their worldview. Faith is a terrible virtue as it promotes gullibility and is the first step on the road to totalitarianism. If believers get upset by what I think about their beliefs then they have proven 2 things: a) their own inherent insecurity regarding their worldview and b) that they don't know how to manage their own emotions - asking me to respect your belief is asking me to do those things for you. Have some dignity.
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Everybody has their own set of beliefs. Its just a matter of respect. People get offended because they think it disregards the foundation of what they believe in. Atheists outrightly question beliefs drilled in us when we were young. Come to think of it, atheists actually challenge us on how strong and rooted we are in our beliefs. They make us think if we are just blind followers.
Yet Christians do the same to every other Religion or belief system? They disregard Islam and Judaism, and outright question beliefs that have been drilled into others when they were young. Yet we all need to respect YOUR religion, when your doctrine does not respect people. Period.
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The primary reason is they feel like you're specifically assaulting them. They feel like these cases are known, versus a conviction.
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If someone asks for my stance on Religion, or what I believe, I should have every right to share my views, regardless of whether they contradict yours or not. It is not my responsibility to ensure that I do not"offend" you, especially if that entails being dishonest about the way that I have chosen to live my life. Just as you have decided to live yours.
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If someone asks for my stance on Religion, or what I believe, I should have every right to share my views, regardless of whether they contradict yours or not. It is not my responsibility to ensure that I do not"offend" you, especially if that entails being dishonest about the way that I have chosen to live my life. Just as you have decided to live yours.
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The only thing that I do not like about Atheist's, is the fact that it seems enjoyable to them to take away the beliefs of others. They cannot just accept that you believe in something that they do not, they have to try and disprove, what you have based your entire life on. Yes, you disagree, and that is okay, I just do not understand why you need to destroy my faith, which might not mean anything to you, but is everything to me, in the process.
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