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Why are people so rude towards people who believe in god?

I am not trying to push my beliefs on anyone, but whenever i meet someone new, irl, i don't ever really talk about god unless it pops up and then once it comes out a little bit it all spills out about how much i believe and stuff... and then they gradually start to stop talking to me, even if we had great times together, they just start to think i am crazy yet the things i am interested in are as scientific as they can come.

So why do people automatically start hating on people who talk about god? Its not like we believe in god for no reason. 

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Most are not rude, but maybe it's because religion takes people's right away on a daily basis.

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Religion doesn't take people's rights away, although practicing a religion does generally involve consensually relinquishing some of ones rights.

Although it would be fair to say that religions is twisted and used as an excuse to deprive others of their rights, that's still not the same thing.

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Bull. Religion is the ultimate human rights violation. .

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I don't hate God believers at all and I am for freedom of religion. I just don't want to live with out my lover just because you people think it's some kind of sin.

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Its not wrong, its just going to cause the death of your blood line.

So, ultimately, you are killing yourself, and that is why i believe it is a sin because you can't sustain life. You can't reproduce.

You can do artificial insemination or whatever, but the kid wont have the same biological parents. I know times are changing but i think they are changing for the worse

i have no problem with it, but if you think of it in cosmic terms there is a reason its frowned upon

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Atrag(5556) Disputed
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You realise he's talking about fucking his dog being a sin and not fucking a gay man right?

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goodmale(1457) Disputed
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I respect that you believe that and know I want you to not get in my way of my life and belief's.

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Well, it isn't being rude to people who believe in God, it is being rude to the people who are rude about how they believe in God. Isn't it rude to constantly tell people they are going to end up in the worst possible torture scenario ever?

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Well, we're kind of sick of the bullshit.

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Maybe it would help if Theists weren't so rude or intolerant to Atheists. It works both ways.

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because theyre twice as rude to those who dont believe in god .

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it is usually because people who believe in god have been rude to them. this is of course one of the reasons. another reason is that they want to inflict their beliefs on other religious people too.

they see in atheism what we see in religion. it does go far at times but i don't see why people you know should stop talking to you just because you prefer to believe in god in general.

thats like not liking another person because their colour choices don't match. :/

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The same reason that people are so rude to others who share different political views. The same reason that people are so rude to others who support different sports teams. The same reason that people are so rude to others who are in a different economic class. Part of it is essentially a modern form of tribalism.

We aren't 'wired' for being objective about things; we have a strong tendency to get emotionally attached to beliefs and circumstances. Maintaining an objective standpoint is extremely difficult for most- even those who are good at remaining objective generally have to make a conscious effort to do so. At some level, we are more likely to bond with those similar to us, and more likely to automatically label those who are different as enemies.

I feel it goes a bit beyond that in this case, though. It still fits the idea of tribalism, but the roots of the feelings are somewhat deeper.

When we're dealing with different views on something like religion, this is all amplified; many deny it, but just about every healthy, functional mind as a deep-seated fear of death and everything related to it. Consider the substance cadaverine- this is a chemical produced as animal tissue decays, primarily responsible for the 'smell of death' and is used in concentrated form for training dogs to find bodies. This substance is known for causing inexplicable sensations of anxiety and distress in almost all humans, even those who have no idea what the smell is and have never been around a dead body.

I don't believe that most people, atheist or otherwise, truly accept the idea of death and have no fear of it. People cling to their beliefs regarding it. If one believes that death is simply oblivion, at least that is an end to all pain, worrying, and suffering. When presented with an opposing viewpoint that indicates that their suffering would only just begin at the point of death, I expect that is a frightening thought, even if it's entirely subconscious. While we may laugh off and completely ignore something consciously, I suspect that the subconscious mind is incapable of completely dismissing information; on some level, that grain of doubt is there. And it works both ways, too; the religious community takes comfort from the fear of death by believing that death is not the end, and that they are to be rewarded and live without hardship afterwards. Someone asserting strongly that this is not the case, that they will simply be gone- even if they are a true believer, and consciously believe themselves to be free of doubt, that little seed of fear and doubt is there.

We aren't offended by the beliefs of others- we are offended because, on some level, they make us question our own beliefs, and that is very uncomfortable for most.

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Your belief is based on bullshit, you want us to respect a bullshit, we do not want to respect , accept or tolerate bullshit.

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If you met someone who is a die hard Santa believer? Or would you ignore them for being obnoxious..that's probably the best analogy to express perspective.

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I think people should at least respect other religions to attain respect for their religion from others. Also, some people are rude towards people who believe in God because they may hate Christians or for some other weird reason.

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They don't want us to believe in God and they want to change us. It's also because they don't want to hear the truth and what God did for them and believe in it.

Whenever someone is rude to me and they aren't a believer, I usually respond in a loving way because as it says in the Bible: "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." - Proverbs 15:1.

Also don't worry about people being rude to you because you believe in God. All Christians will be persecuted because Jesus was persecuted then we too will face persecution. Just do the right thing, and respond with love, and then they will notice that you aren't being rude back to them, and then they will start wondering why. and then you can tell them why.

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The worst people I have ever known have been Christians. Im not listing you, just the religion.

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Srom(12207) Disputed
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That's your opinion. I feel Christians are one of the best people I've known.

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Anti-4real(1) Disputed
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It's like I can smell you over the internet. You make this site stink. DOWNVOTE!

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Stefooch(27) Disputed
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Well, firstly you must define worst because that can vary and secondly Christianity is plagued by millions of fakers. If you want to see true Christians you got to read the book they love but seeing as you are biased against them, you probably wouldn't dare go near a Bible... cause Jesus was a tyrant, wasn't he. And man is the Best. Unfortunately, I do not agree with you but thanks to you, I stand firmer in my belief as a Christian.

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goodmale(1457) Disputed
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So if I said anything you will say something loving too me or something.

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Srom(12207) Disputed
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I would still respect you despite the fact you believe in something other than Christianity.

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Despite common belief, Christianity is persecuted in America. The only reason people think Christianity is great in America is because historical scares, such as the Red Scare and McCarthyism. During these scares, people were forced to conform to the cultural idea of the conservative, family oriented, Christian. If one was not one of these, then one was considered a Communist. If one was considered a Communist, then you were seen as suspicious, possibly even being kicked out of the country.

Because everyone had to conform to Christianity, many denominations (more than there had previously been) began popping up, all claiming to be Christian, holding radically different doctrines that what Christianity professed. In this, people began migrating "within" Christianity, it being the forced, cultural norm.

After a while, most of the actual Christian denominations were diminishing, while the in name Christian churches were prospering. At this point, Christianity was most certainly not America's strong suit, though it was in name.

With this, over time, people in these fake Christian denominations began preaching more anti-Christian doctrine. They began preaching more and more independency doctrine. They began preaching more and more against the things that Christianity preached for. Moreover, people began even dropping out of these churches.

So, as time went on, Christianity, even among people who are professing "Christians," has become taboo. Few people in America actually want Christianity any more. They only go by it in name. Most of my old friends are "Christians" in name, though they break the law constantly. Many other friends are Sunday Christians. In fact, (I can't remember the actual poll) there was a poll that said the actual number of actual Christians in America is so low that it gets down to less than 30%. All the rest of the 70% of Americans who profess Christianity are simply doing it in name.

Therefore, with all of this being said, Christianity is taboo in America, despised and rejected by the people of the world, and hated by many. Why? Because the religion cuts deep. All over the world, most religions are about maintaing yourself, but being able to offer something to God for forgiveness or appeasement, or other like things. Christianity preaches the rejection of oneself. It says that the flesh is evil, and that we cannot know God on our own. We are incapable of any goodness. This is insanely offensive to be honest. It basically says that the person, who I am, my ontology, my sameness of person, my being, my nature, my life, my everything, is evil in every way.

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Cartman(18192) Disputed
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Despite common belief, America is persecuted in America

I think you may have screwed something up with that sentence.

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lolzors93(3225) Clarified
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Yep. I did.. haha *Christianity.

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thousandin1(1931) Clarified
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I dunno, I think it works. Mexico and Canada are both part of North America, and while it may be a stretch to call it persecution, both Canadians and Mexicans receive their share of disdain and mockery by an uncomfortable proportion of our citizens (though to different extents)...

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What sectarian nonsense this is.

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Stefooch(27) Clarified
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Hey, we have been arguing over the past few days but I agree with you. Christianity is plagued by millions of fakers. True Christians are a rare species.

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GuitarGuy(6096) Clarified
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And what does a "true" Christian believe?

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Maybe because you keep quiet when you first meet people when you do open up about your beliefs you let rip with too much all in one go without realising it, some people who don't share your beliefs might think "I thought this guy was cool now all he wants to talk about is God".

I do think that rudeness is a two way street and there are just as many believers who are rude to non believers and people of other faiths as there are the other way around. As soon as people realise that religion is like anything else in this world and we are not all going to follow the same team and deal with that the better.

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Perhaps it's because it "all comes spilling out". I have no problem with religious people who don't push their beliefs on me, but when it's all they can talk about, or when they begin judging me for my own choices, then it becomes quite clear that we have very little in common. I have no interest in being condemned for living my life the way I choose to, or for being around someone who would so condemn others. Talking about it isn't the problem, talking about it too much is.

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Because they are fucking stupid.

Fuck stupid people. They fucking piss me off. Making them feel bad makes me feel good.

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What did you say about me demeaning people a while ago?

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Intangible(4933) Disputed
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You're a raging cunt bag, so idgaf 4 wut u got 2 say. Mmkay?

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It's really dumb because just think what if Christianity is real ad you don't believe you go to hell.But if you just believe even if it is true you can still go to heaven and if it isn't true then there are still no down sides. If you don't believe be you don't hate the person who serves God.Let them be them.

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goodmale(1457) Disputed
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If it is real then it doesn't matter because both sides send me to hell because your way of heaven is not my way of heaven and your way of heaven is just like going to hell. So why should I follow the way of your belief just so I can go to hell.

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It goes both ways. People often get offended by people who do not think the same way as them.

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