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Why do many theists have a biased misunderstanding of atheism?

We don't hate god. We don't believe he exists, on account of lack of evifence and logic. It seems to me that some theists think we hate god, and hate theists. Why could this be?

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  • 7 months ago

    Because many atheists have a biased misunderstanding of theists

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    • jon pike
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      7 months agoReport

      When a person finds Christ and is baptized, he/she goes from atheist to theist. They understand perfectly what atheists don't know.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    We do it for GOD™

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  • 7 months ago

    Beats me. Atheism is the lack of belief in the existence of any deity. Period.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
    • jon pike
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      7 months agoReport

      That's the negative version of "Atheism is the belief that there is no God." Face it, since you don't know God, you believe He doesn't exist. That's like saying because you don't know someone you cannot possibly know they exist. Consequently, you believe they don't exist. Take a course in Logic.

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  • Paul
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    7 months ago

    Unfortunately both some theists and some atheists form their opinions of one another based on the actions of the most outspoken and belligerent members of the other group, which is always a small minority.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Some atheists don't know and don't care that you'all are squabbling about it.

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  • Acetek
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    7 months ago

    goes quite well with their biased misunderstanding of the bible

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Because if they understood it properly, some Christians would be forced to face facts in other aspects of their lives, and they can't have that.

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  • 7 months ago

    Some of them seem to have some kind of mental barrier which prevents them from understanding even the most simple facts if they conflict with their preconceived notions. Even after years on this site Fireball still thinks that atheists want to die twice, rather than that once we die that is it (though I appreciate not every atheist accepts the latter).

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  • tenn
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    7 months ago

    They're taught a steaming pack of lies about atheists and they delight in spreading those lies. Truth is not something they value.

    • jon pike
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      7 months agoReport

      Jesus said "I AM the truth."

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    They can't possibly accept our reasoning, because if they did, it would expose their irrational thinking and logical fallacies.

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    • jon pike
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      7 months agoReport

      What "reasoning" would that be? "Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise." (1 Cor. 1:27) 

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