Not All Christians
Behave Like the Many
Who Write to You
Hi, I'd just like to say that I'm not an atheist, but I found your website quite interesting! I would just like to say that I find it really funny that no matter what religion you look at, they all teach very similar aspects. One of these is that they search for Truth. (At least they think they do!)
However, I must admit that there are many religious people whom I just cannot stand! I have quite a few friends who are atheists, however, and I hold these men and women more dear to me than I do most of the others!
I'm writing to encourage you in your quest for truthfulness, with or without faith in God. If God is real, then He is your judge, not me, not the pope, not anybody else! So press on and do not let the lies of other so-called godly people deceive you into thinking that all Christians dislike you atheists! I'm one of the many who support your quest for truth!
From: "Positive Atheism"
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Subject: WebMaster: Positive Atheism Index
Date: December 18, 2004
Thanks for this!!
Actually, we fully agree with you in this respect, in spite of our posturing and in spite of our policy of showcasing the more blatant acts of bigotry. (This, by the way, is one of several antibigotry tools with which we are currently experimenting.) In spite of all this, we realize that the vast majority of Christians, when confronted with a realistic definition for the word atheist, speak very much like you describe here.
In fact, we've have openly admited this numerous times in our Forum. Additionally, entire section of our FAQ Centerpiece, "Introduction to Activistic Atheism," is devoted to this, our attitude toward theists. The section is called, "Seeking a Dignified Expression of Atheism," and posits respect toward theists as necessary precursor to the end of antiatheist bigotry. We respect theists' decisions to run their lives the way they think is the best way for them to run their own lives. When we do express an opinion, it's almost always because we have encountered some untoward behavior on the part of the theist, behavior that we think is prompted or inspired directly by the individual's theism. In sum, we leave theists alone unless we find their religious expression to be intrusive, exploitative, or downright dangerous (and we've been saying this since long before the attacks of September 11, 2001). Please take care, and thanks for writing!
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