Rot in Hell

Q: Why are so many Christians hateful toward Atheists? 

Quotes are taken from  Shy David’s Jesusphile Page.  They are wickedly funny and filled with hateful remarks from “Christians”.  Gives insight into how some (perhaps many) Christians view Atheists.

“Atheists. I hope they rot in Hell. Hey they don’t worry about it!”

“Fuck you Atheist! When I find out where you live, I’ll drive a pitchfork through that empty head of yours, you arrogant pig!”

“When you die, you’re going to Hell, and are going to permanently suffer down there. And I’ll be laughing at all the Atheist bastards in this echo, when I’m up in heaven.”

“You and all the other atheists in this echo are sloth pigs, who don’t give a damn about life, and are going nowhere in it.”

Q: What did Jesus say in Luke 6:28?  Cuss out those who cuss you?

A:  No, “BLESS those who curse you, PRAY for those who abuse you

 “Atheist. I’m going to love waving to you when you go to hell, and I’m in heaven. And when you go to hell, I’ll get the last laugh!”

“You are nothing but a stupid atheist pig, with the IQ of a democrat.”

“Just a bunch of crazy Atheist…(who will all burn in Hell)…”

“Just by a group being an atheist group, generally means it is a hate group.”

If the Atheists are the hate group what are these Christians?

 A:  1 Corinthians 13:1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

These folks make a lot of noise!

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious.  Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. 13:5 It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. 13:6 It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. 13:7  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

I know that these “Christians” who said such things are not a few but the many.

Q:  If Christians approached Atheists with THE LOVE spoken of in 1 Corinthians 13:1 would Atheists believe in Jesus?

Primitive Atheists? Update #1

Q: Are there any primitive people who can be classified as Atheists just like people in our society?                

 I knew this was a complex question but researching this subject made my head spin and I do not yet have an answer. At least, I learned some new things that I wasn’t even looking for.

 Q: What all did you learn?

A: First, I learned a new word, Animism. (Wikipedia; Reference) It refers to a belief that everything has a soul or spirit. It comes from the Latin word anima which means life or soul. In other words, it’s worshiping nature and considering humans equal to plants, animals, water and rocks. Eventually, all these souls will combine to become one universal soul, spirit or life. Animism is the main belief system (or religion) of many primitive people around the world. It’s also the basis for Neo-Paganism and Eco-Paganism.

 Q: What is Eco-Paganism?

Eco-Paganism

I knew you would ask that and I found the answer on The Green Fuse

 A: According to Dr. Adrian Harris, Eco-Pagans are essentially Neo-Pagans who “express their spirituality through environmental activism and rituals of resistance.” Essentially, they’re tree huggers and Earth worshipers. 

Now back to the topic!

The James Randi Educational Foundation Forum, has an interesting discussion about the Pirahã. Mr. Scott reports that the Pirahã are indigenous people in the Amazon who “appear to be atheists”. However, after reading the thread to the bottom and further reading on Wikipedia, that’s not the case. The Pirahã people claim to see and hear spirits everywhere which makes their belief system, by definition, Animism. Not Atheism.

Also, I learned that not everybody defines Atheism the same way.  I thought Atheists did not believe in any deity or that humans have a soul / spirit and upon death we simply cease to exist. The lights just go out.  Apparently, some who claim to be Atheists have varied beliefs such as, we have souls but there’s no supreme deity (sounds like Animism) or there is some type of afterlife but no spirits. It all confused me so I’m sticking with the strict definition for Atheism – no belief in deity or spirits of any kind.

Still searching for the answer.  Does anyone have input?