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    05 Nov '13 02:48
    Why do religious people discriminate against agnostics and atheists?
    There is no evidence that religious people are any more ethical than those that are not so why does it matter to some religious people?
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    05 Nov '13 06:08
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Why do religious people discriminate against agnostics and atheists?
    There is no evidence that religious people are any more ethical than those that are not so why does it matter to some religious people?
    Because religious people don't need evidence.

    I am often told by theists that if they were atheist, they would immediately go around raping and murdering people, so they expect the same from me, and are quite puzzled that I don't.
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    05 Nov '13 06:43
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Why do religious people discriminate against agnostics and atheists?
    Maybe it's the same reason you are generalising against "religious people"
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    05 Nov '13 07:06
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Maybe it's the same reason you are generalising against "religious people"
    What would that reason be?
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    05 Nov '13 07:48
    Originally posted by JS357
    What would that reason be?
    Probably a lack of understanding of each other.

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    05 Nov '13 11:401 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    What would that reason be?
    Lack of respect for individuals and individuation. Among other reasons.
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    05 Nov '13 12:41
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Because religious people don't need evidence.

    I am often told by theists that if they were atheist, they would immediately go around raping and murdering people, so they expect the same from me, and are quite puzzled that I don't.
    you seriously need to choose better theists to talk to.
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    05 Nov '13 12:43
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    you seriously need to choose better theists to talk to.
    You seriously need to think before you type.
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    05 Nov '13 12:57
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    You seriously need to think before you type.
    yeh, because i am the one who used the general term "theist" to describe fundamentalist asholes who believe atheists have nothing to stop them from raping or killing.
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    05 Nov '13 13:02
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Maybe it's the same reason you are generalising against "religious people"
    You are jumping to conclusions. One of the reasons I created this thread is because many women don't want to date a guy that does not have a strong faith in god. I have nothing against dating theist women, but they are not as socially tolerant. It is as if they think atheists are evil much like twhitehead indicated, but there is actually a study that indicates the opposite.
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    05 Nov '13 13:04
    http://www.salon.com/2013/10/22/study_religious_more_likely_to_lie_for_financial_gain_partner/?source=newsletter
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    05 Nov '13 13:07
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    You are jumping to conclusions. One of the reasons I created this thread is because many women don't want to date a guy that does not have a strong faith in god. I have nothing against dating theist women, but they are not as socially tolerant. It is as if they think atheists are evil much like twhitehead indicated, but there is actually a study that indicates the opposite.
    I'm only going on the text in your OP which was a generalisation about religious people.
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    05 Nov '13 13:44
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    You are jumping to conclusions. One of the reasons I created this thread is because many women don't want to date a guy that does not have a strong faith in god. I have nothing against dating theist women, but they are not as socially tolerant. It is as if they think atheists are evil much like twhitehead indicated, but there is actually a study that indicates the opposite.
    you can find studies that support anything.

    if those theist women do not want to date you, move on. i am sure you will find women not willing to date you because you are not the right color, ethnicity, don't own the right car, etc. yes, discrimination is bad, yet it is nothing new. it is wrong to believe a handful of crazy people are representing theists everywhere.
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    05 Nov '13 13:481 edit
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    yeh, because i am the one who used the general term "theist" to describe fundamentalist asholes who believe atheists have nothing to stop them from raping or killing.
    I did not refer to all theists. I was talking about some theists who have expressed a certain view point to me in the past when I say I am atheist. This includes friends and family members and I take great offence at you calling them "fundamentalist asholes".
    The truth is that you had no real response to what I said so you sought to distance yourself from it as much as you could, and typed without thinking.
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    05 Nov '13 14:192 edits
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I did not refer to all theists. I was talking about some theists who have expressed a certain view point to me in the past when I say I am atheist. This includes friends and family members and I take great offence at you calling them "fundamentalist asholes".
    The truth is that you had no real response to what I said so you sought to distance yourself from it as much as you could, and typed without thinking.
    a person saying their religion is the only thing preventing them from raping and killing is a fundamentalist ashole.

    "I am often told by fundamentalist asholes that if they were atheist, they would immediately go around raping and murdering people, so they expect the same from me, and are quite puzzled that I don't"
    there, i fixed it for you. it no longer includes theists who find it quite logical that atheists might not go killing and raping people without the grace of their particular god.
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