Tam has a post up on the butthurt Atheists that are upset that they might see something Cross-like at a 9-11 memorial, and the so-called Christians who are hurling some ironically unflattering insults at them.
I’m not going to go to far into the so-called Christians being violent assholes. When it comes to heart-felt belief the weaker-minded of any group will often do some really stupid things. Who hasn’t seen somebody wish death or harm on a troll on a message board of ANY topic. I’ve seen people wishing harm on other people who didn’t like the same Anime series they do. Seriously, two Americans arguing with violent threats over a JAPANESE cartoon show. And that’s not even getting into the furies. I’ve seen harm wished by pro-gun people on Anti-gun people (and despite motive and opportunity all known anti-gun trolls are still alive. They know this, and that’s why they troll) I’ve been wished harm by anti-gun people.
There are turds in every pot. Islam and Marxism get short shrift from me only because there are entire nations that are Muslim Theocracies that sponsor the “Kill all the Jews/Infidels” perversion of Islam. That’s just a pressure cooker of danger. Marxism always ends in state-sponsored mass murder…so its a shitty ideology because that’s the fucking truth.
Still as a former Atheist I gotta wonder what the big deal is. Sure I get upset if somebody gets up in my grill or actively judges me (I’m most impressed with the people who pray for me simply because I don’t subscribe to their theology) for not believing what they believe, or when I see them supporting bashing of other ideologies or lifestyles, or if they’re “praying away the gay” or forcing your kids in public school to Memorize the Ten Commandments in social studies, or study the Book of Genesis as an alternative to Darwinian Evolution.
Still thinking you can go through life not believing in a higher power and be insulated from religious icons, relics, or seeing religious ceremonies or practices isn’t very realistic.
Look Atheists if you see somebody wearing a yarmulke, a Cross, or a Hijab, that’s how they roll. They believe those things have meaning, you don’t. Don’t get offended. It would be no different than me getting offended when my coworkers talk about the big ball game around the water cooler. Didn’t watch it didn’t care. They DO care, and so long as they aren’t making me watch it, what is it to me?
Saying you don’t want to see religious icons at a memorial for a Mass-Murder that killed lots of people of a wide range of faiths is pretty rude. Death is one of those big things that tie into religion, and to push religion away from a HUGE death event is VERY rude. Also look around and note those you know who DO have faith.
I may not ascribe to any particular faith, but man I see a LOT of good done. Grow up and get over yourself. Not believing in these things SHOULD mean they don’t have any power over you!