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I’ve always wondered, “WHY do the atheists even care?” For being a group of people so intent on not believing, they sure do seem to have a lot of hang-ups.


5 posted on 01/19/2010 9:06:53 AM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
I’ve always wondered, “WHY do the atheists even care?”

It's important to realize that atheism is a religion. It is a worldview. It is a matter of faith.

The agnostic shrugs and says, "I really have no idea about this God stuff. Have a nice day."
The atheist, however, believes to the depths of his soul that God does not exist. He stakes his very existence of this "fact" and makes it central to his existence. He cannot really know one way or the other, but the important point is that he believes.

Our broken society currently treats his belief in the non-existence of God as somehow more "legitimate" than my belief in the existence of God. The schools are full of the beliefs of atheists, but cannot be associated with the beliefs of churchgoers.

The First Amendment protects him as much as it protects me -- but it does not protect him more than it protects me.

15 posted on 01/19/2010 9:17:50 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
“WHY do the atheists even care?” For being a group of people so intent on not believing, they sure do seem to have a lot of hang-ups.

Because, of course, they're not indifferent. They hate God.

25 posted on 01/19/2010 9:35:44 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. " Gal 3:29)
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