Charles Darwin: “people who have no faith, no God, are they not lonley and wanting others to join them so they don’t feel “so alone” in this world?”
This is the key thing to remember, I think. You have Christians who are very enthusiastic for their faith and they may also encourage other people to have faith. They’re passionate about science, reason and logic. and these sorts of things don’t work well with faith. So, like theists do with faith, anti-theists attempt to share what they’re passionate about with others. This is why I think it may be a little hypocritical when an anti-theist is in a room debating about religion, complaining that religious people are always trying to shove it down their throats. I actually encourage religious people to do so if they think they’re correct.
You also have anti-theists (that doesn’t mean they’re against theists, it means they’re against theism) that are just as passionate, but about something totally opposite
The key is to learn to put up with one another. To be respectful, regardless of what side you’re on. Only associating with people that agree with you isn’t a good thing, if you ask me. Challenging your ideas, your information, your faith, etc. is a positive thing because it leads you closer to the truth, whatever that is. Maybe you’re currently closer to it with your theism. Maybe I’m closer to it with my atheism.
Peace be with you all, and perfect, inner peace which remains during the storm is the peace I mean. Peace that does not allow one to become unsettled whatever transpires in our lives. Strong, internal, lasting, enduring peace in Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior is the peace that passes all understanding.Read More »I can’t speak for everybody, but atheists seem no more lonely than Christians, Hindus or Muslims