Comments on: Atheists are all a bunch of angry jerks. http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2011/01/28/atheists-are-all-a-bunch-of-angry-jerks/ One atheist's thoughts on politics, religion, and philsophy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 By: Skeptimus Prime http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2011/01/28/atheists-are-all-a-bunch-of-angry-jerks/#comment-8 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:12:49 +0000 http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2011/01/28/atheists-are-all-a-bunch-of-angry-jerks/#comment-8 That is much like I saw it, from what I read of him else where the poster in question seems to like to start fights. At one point I actually said I would be willing to change my mind and he simply called me a liar. That was the point when I let myself get a bit angry, being called a liar tends to make me get irritable.

My sister, after reading everything, was convinced he/she is a troll and I am inclined to agree.

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By: Jillian http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2011/01/28/atheists-are-all-a-bunch-of-angry-jerks/#comment-7 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:17:38 +0000 http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2011/01/28/atheists-are-all-a-bunch-of-angry-jerks/#comment-7 There are actually at least a few posters on that particular website who seem to vehemently detest atheists no matter how they present themselves. They seem to assume all atheists are explicit/gnostic and that absolutely nothing will change their minds. The irony is that a significant number of atheists have come into their atheism by thinking for themselves and ultimately “changing their mind” from one standpoint (whether it be a particular religion, agnosticism, or what-have-you) to another. One problem is that “atheist” has such a negative connotation that a lot of people automatically dismiss it as something they could ever be, but really they actually misunderstand what it means to be an atheist. I suppose, however, that that is another topic entirely.

I agree with you in that most atheists I acquaint with are of the implicit/agnostic variety, as that is really the most logical standpoint, I think. Even Richard Dawkins admits he is an agnostic atheist; and I suspect Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens may do so as well.

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