Reasons To Oppose
This should be easy for any atheist worth his diploma. I'd like an honest list of maybe top ten or more reasons for hating or disagreeing with Bible-believing fundamentalist evangelical "religion" or the God of the Bible. I started a list but would like more reasons
superiority of science and evolution
me as God (idolotry)
suffering and God's sovereignty
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: WebMaster:_Positive_Atheism_Index
Date: September 01, 2001 8:23 AM
I am not a Christian because the claims for the existence of the Christian god do not hold water: they are not worthy of my assent. Because none of the other religious claims hold water either, I remain an atheist.
I work long and hard to expose and oppose the behavior of Christians who either: (1) try to force the rest of us to support, endorse, or live by the Christian faith; (2) use falsehood, emotional hooks, or high-pressure sales tactics to entice, trick, or bluff others into joining the Christian religion; (3) lie about history or science in order to make the Christian religion seem to be something that it is not; (4) marginalize, condemn, discriminate against, slander, and even imprison, maim, and kill those of us who are not Christians -- simply because we are not Christians.
Those are the two opinions I have of the Christian religion, and these opinions hold for any religion or ideology (including the atheism of the Stalinists -- which more closely resembled fundamentalistic theism in its style of thinking than many 21st century religions do). Otherwise, I tend to leave people alone and try to presuppose that everybody believes the way they do for reasons that they think are valid. I have absolutely nothing to say to someone who practices her or his religion privately and unintrusively. My opinions cover only intrusive, exploitative, or dangerous religious expression.
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