Had a student tell me today that an Atheist called her a dumbass because she believed in God. And she asked me why it's okay for him to bash Christianity but it's not okay for her to tell the him that he's a sinner and that God created the universe. So I asked it as a bellwork question to my students (the title of this question is what I gave them), and they all pretty much agreed that Atheists are allowed to insult a Christian's beliefs or another religious belief, but it's not okay to say something to them.
And this isn't the first time I've heard of or was on the receiving side of conversations like that. I've noticed many Atheists, personally and on G@G, who have a tendency to say 'God is imaginary' or 'You don't make sense believing in the Bible' and can criticize not necessarily JUST Christianity, but any religion but if a Christian so much as tells an Atheist 'You're going to Hell', all of sudden you've just offended someone and you're rude. Even though the main argument tends to be 'Well, Hell doesn't exist, so I'm not going there.' However, it doesn't seem to work the other way around.
So what do you think? Do you think there is a double standard when it comes to RESPECTING someone else's belief? Not necessarily agreeing with it, but just being able accept that someone thinks and believes differently than you.
- Yes, Atheists do have a double standardVote A
- No, Christians and other religions have a double standardVote B
- Can't we all just agree to disagree?Vote C
- I think it's pretty equal both way.Vote D
- OtherVote E