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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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Panhead13 Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Le gasp? You had the gall to support Christmas during the holiday season? For shame!

Anyway, sarcasm mode aside, it's true. Christians seem to get all the flak. You never see skeptics try to prove Mohammed wrong. They just try to deface Christ.
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WarriorOfArt-1141 Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Also, Christmas is a national holiday, and also a Christian holiday.  If you're going to declare that a national holiday, then you should make Chinese New Year, St. Patty's Day (Idk if it is already), Lohri, Japanese New Year, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Cinco de Mayo, etc. a national holiday too!  I mean, isn't America a representation of diversity?
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blackstrike Mar 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Funny, no answers to your, quite valid, questions. Apparently, christians only answer those questions where they can bullshit their answers.
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WarriorOfArt-1141 Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Agreed 😆
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WarriorOfArt-1141 Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, I'm Buddhist, and I know where she is coming from.  It's just ironic that the USA, the Melting Pot, a place of diversity, doesn't represent any religion except for Christianity in its national anthem, pledge of allegiance, and other stuff like that.  Does that make more sense now?

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blackstrike Nov 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hate? No, we don't hate Christians or any other religious group. We just think that you're...intellectually challenged and we try to explain you where you're wrong. I mean, what did you expect? You would do the same thing if somebody walked to you and started to tell you how you should be following Zeus / Jupiter / Odin etc. For us atheists, it isn't a question whose god is real and who is right. We know none of you theists are. So, there you go. No hate, just occasional irritation at your persistence to believe in silly stories written by shepherds several thousand years ago and stolen from those who had religion hundreds and even thousands of years before your shepherds even existed. Feeling better?
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I guess the well-planned theory of a magical fish growing legs to go on land and transforming into monkeys is so much better than an all-powerful being creating everything.
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blackstrike Mar 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Actually, it is. First of all, there's nothing magical about evolution, that is YOUR part, bub. You see, theory of evolution can be put under peer-review and we can offer at least SOME proof. On the other hand, magic daddy in the sky...not so much. Be honest with yourself - how many other gods did humans invent? What about Thor, Odin, Zeus, Mars, Jupiter etc? You think that just because Yahveh and Allah are more recent gods that they're any more real to people than Amon Ra was at one point in time? 

Good luck with your delusions, bub. Keep thumping that book of yours, that way you can scare all the reason away.
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Really through, an aquatic animal suddenly wanting to go on land and eat plants? Also, there is only one God. It's easy for one thing to become many things than many things to become one thing. That "book" is a book of reason whether you believe it or not. It was use by horrible men and women to further themselves. It's like the air plane, people use it at first for good and then transformed it into war machines.
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blackstrike Mar 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Dude, I'd say that you're a rare kind of stupid, but I see that in many religious freaks, so it's not that rare.

First of all, "suddenly" is in this case MILLIONS of years of EVOLUTION and SLOW ADAPTATION. Same as you can't all of a sudden sprout wings and starts buzzing around like a dumb little fly you really are, an aquatic animal can't just walk out of the sea and decide to start it fresh on land. It takes TIME, which, as you know, your retarded religion limits to barely 6000 years, which is, by coincidence, around the time when some ancient folks (Babylonians or someone similar. I'm too lazy to check it out now) came up with glue. Your man J.C. wasn't even in plan at that time, main players were some kick ass nasty dudes and hoes. 

As for only one god, maybe it is so, but it ain't yours for sure, since none of christians is really following J.C.'s teachings - most of them are arrogant, self centered pricks. Don't even start me on islam and their shit. So your gods are pathetic, useless figments of imagination, since they can't even keep their own flock in check. Sounds like wimps to me. Compare that to Odin, who kicked ass to ice giants (none of which are around anymore, as you can see yourself) and he retired to his abode to party until Ragnarok. Cool dude. I dig his beard too, very macho, not to mention that he carries a nasty spear. You can bet that his followers don't have any desire to forget any tenets of their religion doctrine, huh?

And that book you're mentioning? There's more truth in Grimm's Fairy Tales than there. 

And for the final word for now, I suggest that you brush up on your facts, buddy. Ignorance ISN'T a bliss, especially if you flaunt it in public.
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