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Stop Attacking 'Theists' Stamp by JamesE82 Stop Attacking 'Theists' Stamp by JamesE82
So there I was, minding my own business, trying to hold to the pledge to keep political discourse to a minimum for a while, when out of the blue I receive a comment from a woman who was, um… unhappy is how I’ll put it. She was unhappy, and being… oh, how shall I put this… difficult. Yes, that is the most polite way to say it; she was being a difficult woman, who was unhappy at me. She was unhappy and felt the need to be difficult because of comments I made two months ago on someone else’s page, where I showed my support for the page owner’s posting of a pro-Christmas picture. A pro-Christmas picture in December, it seems, made this difficult woman unhappy, and she felt the need to let me know about it. While doing so she did what liberals usually do, which is to assume they know Christianity better than Christians do, accuse me of having the negative qualities that she herself was displaying, deny that America was founded on Christian principles, etc. There was nothing new in her outrage that my support of Christmas caused in her, and I considered showing her comment the attention it deserved by not responding, but one particular word she used got me thinking…

Theist. Why is it, I wondered, that she was using that term while discussing a Christian holiday, on a posting made by a Christian, and while talking to a Christian? Seems that an awful lot of people who become outraged by things like Christmas, the Ten Commandments, the Pledge of Allegiance, roadside crosses to mark fatal crash sites, and so on, rant about theists. Why do they do that, when they are clearly angered at displays of Christianity? Why not just come out and say they hate the religion that has sparked their outrage and disgust? Why not have the guts to just come out and say it? When I’m talking about 9/11, I don’t blame “theists” for the terrorist attack, after all. :confused:

It is also worth noting that when called on it, these people will say that they hate all people of faith (and state it like they deserve a medal for doing so). Really? That is not, in my experience, the case. “Theist” haters will come up with pictures of lions eating Christians and say they are funny, but where are the “funny” pictures of Jews being gassed and thrown into Nazi ovens, or Buddhist monks on fire? They’ll draw every blasphemous depiction of Christ they can imagine, but where are the allegedly humorous cartoons of Anne Frank being murdered, or Muslim women being stoned to death, or Tibetan Buddhist nuns being raped? If they actually do hate all theists, then shouldn’t these things be just as amusing to them as the crucifixion of Jesus?

:shrug: So I made a stamp. Not a very special stamp, but there you go. We all suffer from selective outrage, I suppose, and this deviation is about that: in this case, the hatred liberals have for Christianity over all other religions, and their bizarre (cowardly?) penchant for denying it. I’ll preemptively say that fine, not all liberals hate Jesus, that some enlightened people really do despise all forms of faith, and so on. I’m not seeking confrontation in posting this, but as it was spawned from a confrontation caused by my defense of my faith, I suppose I should expect some. Again, :shrug:.

If anybody actually wants to use this stamp, please do, but also tell me so I can give you a :highfive:.
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CutestSith Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
I try to make things varied. Its hard to juggle the the religions and make sure they all get their fair turn. Also some Muslims use the term Christian-Atheist that if a Western atheist is mean to Islam they are either a Christian in disguise or bought by the Jewish media. As for myself? Well it depends on the theist. I've gotten into a lot of fights with Christians on here but that mostly is because I haven't seen a lot of the Islamic art on here and most of the Muslim community seemed to hit the road. TBH the main reason Christianity is in my sights ATM is that some Chrstians have started shit with me, calling me a Satanic homo or I got into shit with them for they either pooped on another faith (mostly Catholicism strangely enough) or they were just doing something retarded in the name of their faith. Note I only call things out if they were suing their faith to be assholes or retarded. There have been plenty of pro-religious artwork I browsed threw and passed over for I saw nothing wrong. It was just them expressing their faith, loving their god, and just gernally nice. Nothing wrong with that. I may have even faved a few of those things.

I do agree and have met atheists who will bash Christianity but then suck Islam's cock like they were a hooker who needed the money to feed their 12 starving children. I find them wrong and sell outs. I'll probably go back to criticizing Islam again as some of the radicals in Europe are nasty. 
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lazywolfgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
I wish everyone could say their opinions without being attacked. Also I'm using your stamp!
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
how about YOU stop attacking ATHEISTS
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You fucking ninny, I've never seen a theists attack an atheists
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axris Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Artist
See: The Middle Ages

Heresy (i.e not believing in god) was punishable by burning at the stake, hanging, or beheading.

In fact any act of defiance against God was punishable like this from the fall of Rome until the Renaissance. Which is about a 700 year time period. 

Athiesm has been unpunishable for about 400 years, probably less if i went and checked to make sure I got my facts straight.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
1. I was talking about modern age

2. Those people only CLAIMED god, they were never about religion from the start, they were about controlling people, anybody who didn't "believe in God" was someone they could not control.
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axris Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Artist
I've never seen a theists attack an atheists
You never mentioned the modern age in your comment.

And they used religion as the tool to control people; thus, theists attacking athiests. Reasoning for it is irrelevant.

Even today there are a ton of attacks on athiests by theists.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Although I never mention it, I was referring to the internet, online....in this modern age....

They used it as a tool, yes, but I doubt they real indeed believed in what they were preaching.
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axris Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Artist
And that's the problem. With no context or specific time frame given, it's assumed across all of time. 

If they didn't really believe in what it was teaching, they wouldn't follow it so closely. 
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that is true....

Would you believe in somebody who looks broke, but claims to be rich? The reason I don't like the pope, or the vatican, they are built along LIES, BLOOD, and TEARS. They have used God's name to justify their murders and crimes for 100s of years.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
don't start
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aomine-Huh I'll start whatever the fuck I want.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
shut up
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Want me to shut up, block me....
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DaeBelly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Don't bother with this fool; He's clearly an idiot and underaged. I'd be surprised if he can pass my little test for him to prove his claims of being 18.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've dealt with this man child far before, he will just repeat himself and then resort to childish tactics such yes/no arguments. If he truly is 18, I fear for this country.....you think North Korea would take him?
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
no
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No what? Why can't I, you started it first clearly!
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DaeBelly Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
He's not attacking Athiests, he's confronting Antitheists. There's a difference, much like rectangles and squares. All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. In this context, we can say All Antitheists are Athiests, but not all Athiests are Antitheists. Though, I'd like to know why you posted "all people can be good or bad if they believe in a god or not" then immediately went on to post this.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
well , not all antitheists are atheists , there are also agnostics , he said to stop attacking theists , so i told him not to attack atheists
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You have to be an atheist to be an antitheist. ;)
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS
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:iconinternetexplorer968:
Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Mhmm. But everything I try telling him goes right through the other ear.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
no you don't
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:iconinternetexplorer968:
Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Keep telling that to yourself.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
it's the truth
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Nah.
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DaeBelly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
But in order for him to stop, he would need to start attacking them, something he has not done. Please, run a check on the logic of an argument before posting it, it'll do you well in the long run.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
just this stamp implies he buys the atheist stereotypes
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TheRedKat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
       What?
 The stereyotype of atheists isn't true?
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:icongodsofwarandrock:
GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
i'm sick of the atheist stereotypes
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TheRedKat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But aren't they compliments?
 
            Well the way I view atheist stereyotypes, that is.
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DaeBelly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe if you only looked at the stamp itself rather than reading the description. No offense, but your logic contains a few vital fallacies.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
he thinks atheists hate people , but it's the religion that they hate
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:icondaebelly:
DaeBelly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Again, you disregard the difference between antitheists and athiests.
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commander-rolex Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
I wouldn't use the word hate, but yes I agree that when some people say religion or theist they really mean christanity or christan
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
don't overgeneralize please
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Ryuuseinow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Tbh antitheist might as well be called anti-Abrahamic religions since I'm sure they haven't even checked out the other religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.
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RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
No we acknowledge the other religions and criticize them. But with the Abrahamic religions they seemingly are causing the biggest troubles in the religious world. Does that mean we completely forget of other problems caused by religion, hell no. Like the conservative Buddhists in Myanmar killing the Muslim minority. Or all the other wackjob religious groups doing horrible shit. 

Also mostly Atheists don't care if you have a religion or not, what we do care is if you are a good person and that you don't use that religion to justify crime and horrible acts. Other than that I don't care if a person is religious. 
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Ryuuseinow Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You do know I was referring to antitheists not atheists, right?
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Impious-Imp Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2015
I don't hate christians, I don't know you all. how can I hate you?

I have prejudices, sure. But everyone does. I don't think christians should have so much political power, but that didn't mean they should silenced either. most people object mostly to monotheism like islam and Christianity because they have the largest impact on policy be it in the middle east where it's the theocratic law of the land, or in America where a vocal extreme minority had undue political power over said policy and seems deadset on enforcing their religion on everyone else.

Some people are far angrier than others.

Personally I think you christians should be as outraged a s the atheists at what people have done in the name of your God
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm STILL trying to figure out why the fuck are some atheists bashing my god and then claiming they don't believe in him....
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RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
We criticize people who take that god to a literal key and use him to justify horrible acts they commit. When we deal with people that are so religious they are willing to impose their morality and what they think is right on others theres no doubt we will argue them down to no end. 
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Listen good sir, If I shot you right now, God isn't the one doing it. Anyone who claims God when doing something against his rules needs to rethink. Anybody who claims God, isn't always with God, if I robbed a store, and I said you plan the whole thing, when you aren't even in the country. Is that not heresy? I don't know what God those ppl you are talking about believe in, but the God I believe would never sacrifice my morality. Those ppl you are talking about clearly doubt their God.  
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RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
I said they use religion to justify crimes not that he's doing it himself (-_-). Like Abortion clinic bomber saying their doing the lord work or muslim terrorists killing people in the name of Allah. And fundamentalist Jews killing arabs because god say "This is our land and we mush wipe out the filthy Arabs that stole it." It's these kind of people we hate.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They can justify whatever the fuck they want, if they think they can get away with it, they got another thing coming. Hitler nearly wiped out those "Jews", and it came back and bit him in the ass.

But then again, to say you guys only bash people who try to justify what they do, using God, is complete bullshit. Lemme guess, you met ppl on dA who justify why they are pro-life, or don't support LGBT(PD...etc) or some other matter of a sort, by using God as a justification?
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RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
I talk with them and discuss why they aren't pro choice or pro LGBT. I don't force others to become like me I'm just interested in why there the other way. And generally when I talk with "Pro-Lifers" and Anti LGBT people they use the "GOd says it's unnatural" argument. Which is bullshit in many way but I wont go into that. 
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But, is that a reason to "attack" them. You want a "REAL" reason they won't support those things? It's...their "choice" every lil thing in everybody's life is a choice. If they don't care about gays or pro-choicers, that is their choice, no freedom, the same thing those guys want,BUT, they want guidelines to their freedom, such as, no killing and etc. I see no problem, as long as they aren't murdering and raping all willy nilly, cause "gawd awow dem to" when he didn't....
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RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
You seem to think me changing their mind on the subject as being taking away their choice and their freedom. If some still want's to hate gays and wont change fine but as long as they don't try to impose their morality on others. And you may say i'm trying to impose my morality, no. I would try to change their mind and if they don't what to fine they can be like that. 
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GySGtGibbs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Atheists won't attack any other religion because they want to appear "progressive", and they'd be labeled Nazis if they attack Jews, or Islamophobes if they attack Islam (although in truth, atheists are more worried about Muslims killing them for insulting their faith).
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