There’s a joke usually directed towards vegans.
Question: How do you know a person is a vegan?
Answer: Because they’ll tell you.
Recently I came to realize that same joke can be directed towards Atheists.
Question: How do you know a person is an Atheist?
Answer: Because they’ll usually tell you. Followed by calling “god”, “dog, as well as trying to dispute your beliefs all within a 10 minute conversation.
Growing up I attended Baptist, Pentecostal and Non-Denominational churches but I’m not the most religious person, but I’m also not Agnostic or Atheist. I have my beliefs and tend to keep those to myself.
I have several friends who are Atheists and will give D.L. Hughley a run for his money. Although we share differences of opinions, I don’t feel the need to ridicule them for their decisions. Unfortunately a few of the Atheists I’ve recently come across have been quite outspoken when it comes to belittling believers. Not to be confused with “Beliebers”. They deserve to be belittled. It seems as though some Atheists still find it hard to believe that everyone doesn’t think the way they do. Every conversation is always a challenge of beliefs.
“Well if your “dog” actually exists, then why is there suffering in the world?”
First of all, dog? I can’t count how many times an Atheist has felt the need to refer to God as “dog”. I get it, you’re spelling it backwards, kudos for you. But it just makes you look immature. It’s these types of Atheists that drive me crazy.
I truly get it, Atheists. You’re free to believe or not believe in whatever you want, but why is it necessary to come off like a pompous jerk? The easiest way not to get people to hear your argument is when you try to invalidate theirs. Just as your lack of belief system is important to you, someone’s religious beliefs could be equally important to them. There’s truly no need to be an asshole about it. If you respect my beliefs, I’ll respect your lack of beliefs. It’s truly that simple.
I’m also not trying to single out Atheists. Fanatics come in all shapes, sizes and denominations. For every mention of “Atheists” in this post, change it to whatever religion you feel appropriate. Because I also know some asshole Buddhists, Muslims, Catholics, and Christians.
What you believe or don’t believe doesn’t affect how I live or pray.