Originally posted by twhitehead
Unless you personally think your explanation is ridiculous and nonsensical, I really don't see why you should be wary. Theists are frequently critical of my lack of belief but it has never stopped me from being open and honest about what I believe. Why should you feel threatened more than me? In my life, the vast majority of people I knew growing up were ...[text shortened]... a society that is mostly Atheist? I don't really understand why you have a persecution complex.
No, I never encountered masses of atheists until I started posting here.
And as I said, it's the usual method for deriding theists, to call their beliefs ridiculous or nonsensical. And to couch this in a way that seems like the asker is honestly just looking for elucidation, rather than a chance to ridicule. Let me be clear, I do not have a 'persecution complex' anywhere other than here, for obvious reasons, despite your efforts to paint atheists as 'innocent' when confronting theists.
This is why I asked if he was asking respectfully, out of wanting to know, or was it just the typical baiting in order to unload both barrels after the theist gives an honest answer? Maybe we should let him answer the question posed to him.