Not much of a self-imposed ban if you can keep lifting it, as implied by saying "once again".
It's the second time (third counting this post). Give me a **** break.
Then you must not be able to stand the majority of the population.
Indeed I cannot.
If this is why you're prejudiced against atheists, then it's laughable.
I guess I didn't make it clear enough, but I am not choosing
to be prejudiced against atheists. I am admitting that it appears to exist within me... How do I explain this? I kind of thought, though now I'm not sure anymore, that there was some precedent for prejudices being so deeply ingrained that even if the person wants to change and seeks help, he may not be able to alter his internal feelings, even if he can alter his external behavior. I'm not saying they're born prejudiced, but if it's instilled in you from a young age... I don't know. Look, I hate debating, so can we just agree that I'm wrong about everything and let me leave?
That's misleading. He didn't explicitly say that but it's the logical conclusion. If someone puts a lot of thought into it and holds the position "seriously", then of course they will want everyone to be atheist. Religions do nothing but introduce strife; the modern fairy tales aren't even as interesting as the old Norse or Greek ones, for example. It's ridiculous to believe any sensible atheist wouldn't want rid of religion.
Fine, whatever. Santa Claus isn't real, I get it.
Atheists want a secular society which is, believe or not, better for everyone as a whole; we shouldn't prioritise one religion over another or let it govern our laws. Radical Christians want their nonsensical beliefs both shielded from law
and enshrined in it.
I never said I was a radical Christian. Honestly I'm more like agnostic, and about the only thing keeping me from being an atheist is how arrogant all of the atheists I've met come off. Listen to the guy in the video (which I did not watch before making the last post). "...which is of course absolutely
sacred as we all know
more sacred than any
god ... could
or will ever
be..." etc. It's not what he says but how he says it. His tone and diction suggest that he is
God, and in my experience, that's more than typical from atheists. It's probably even more common from religious people--that's what all the atheists seem to be saying, anyway--but I've never seen it myself. That's not to say it's not there.
I'm not trying to say it's not there, I'm trying to say that the forceful attitude of all the atheists I've met is most likely the origin of my prejudice.
I'm not advocating religions making laws or whatever the crap all of that stuff is. I am absolutely incapable of comprehending politics or economics or anything of the kind. I have no opinion on them because I cannot digest them. What I say comes from my experience with what I can digest, and in my experience, arrogance is a prerequisite for atheism. But again, that's my experience, which has basically nothing to do with facts.
Grate Oracle Lewot, it's not the fact that I have some sort of obsession with pushing atheism on people, it's the fact that I've recognized religion is hurting our society and societies around the world. I'd rather try to do something about it than sit and watch religion eat it's way into law.
Like I said. Not advocating religion in law. I mean, part of me likes the idea of prohibiting racial slurs, but I guess you're not going to get a law like that to pass without involving religion as well as race, so free speech is better.