Notice how I used "a lot of" and not "all". So to those of you who think I'm addressing all Atheists, I'm not.
A lot of Atheists are very intolerant towards people of faith.
They group all religions together. They think all religions are Christianity or are similar to it.
They hardly do any research into the religions they say are " a load of BS". And the judge everyone based on the actions of a few.
Many of these Atheists are close minded, ignorant and egotistical.
They assume all people of faith are the same and do not appreciate diversity.
They also tend to misquote or decontextualise religious scripture and believe their "interpretation" is the right one.
They also believe the actions of a country's government or a terrorist group dictate what is acceptable acording to the religions they apparently follow.
Why are a lot of Atheists like this.
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Because religious scripture is just stuff that people wrote down ages ago. It's difficult to respect religions when in reality, people tend to believe in specific religions mostly because their parents and their peers are also followers of said religion, and otherwise would be disowned or maybe even stoned to death.
I know some religious people. They're nice people. Some even use their "faith" as a means of inspiration, a driving force to be better people.
But the churches themselves are just out there preying for those who need emotional guidance to get their donations and essentially manipulate them into letting their money be stolen from them. My wages are $800 per month, minimal wage is about $400, and the church makes you pay $600 for a goddamn funeral. They're clearly in it for the tax exemptions and the free cash. What's respectworthy about that?
The most common mainstream religions (Islam, Christianity) were designed to indoctrinate people initially to make them obey the laws, then this was altered to get their money, or validate things like stoning people to death; "because the messenger of God said so". What's respectworthy about that?
So while I have nothing wrong with "religious people", I think it's actually disturbing how gleefully they give up their individuality and let the churches and their peers control them through the words of ancient books. I think religions were designed to control people, and it's just difficult to see that people give up control over themselves, and lend their ENTIRE LIVES to organizations that just want their money.1
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