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Unlikely Allies by Aonon Unlikely Allies by Aonon
As an agnostic/atheist, I really do feel bad for rational Christians. I really do. They probably hate zealots even more than the rest of us. And rational Christians are the kind I can get along with. Because despite their faith, they are willing to accept and acknowledge scientific reality when the need arises. Also, they rarely try to damn me to hell for not being Christian.
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mclj10 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Finally, someone who understands what it's like to be a rational Christian on the internet. Just because I'm Christian doesn't mean I disregard every piece of science ever, hate all non-Christians, think creationism should be taught in science lessons, don't want medicine, and am generally retarded. Why is 90% of the internet religious and Atheist so confrontational? People have different beliefs and disbelief's, I accept that, so should everyone.
Aonon Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I think much of it has to do with the fact that humans are biologically programmed to have a tribal 'us-vs-them' mentality. At one point in history, that ensured survival. As a species, we have outgrown our need for it, and in person such an attitude has become a detriment. But the internet provides anonymity, and you can be free to say things you wouldn't dream of actually saying to someone's face.
mclj10 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
sin-and-love Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Everything you said in the descriptive paragraph is completely true. (People like the guy on the left are called fundamentalists, by the way.)

But is the guy on the right supposed to be a blind Illuminati or something?
DarkLordPhantom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I am atheist, and i agree this is a problem. By the way, it's not hard to find fanatic atheists that reminds those not rational christians.
Aonon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
True dat.
DarkLordPhantom Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
That's why i no longer judge people because of their faith, but because of the person itself.
DaBair Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As a Catholic, I agree with this. Fundies are the worst.
DivergentAngel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
"You're gonna burn in hell cause even though you're a good person who helps others and is caring and donates to charities, you don't believe in God!"
This is basically what they're saying. These guys make others believe all Christians are like that
GodDragonKing Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
The rational Christians really need to speak up more. I'm not trying to sound disrespectful, I believe that if they start making themselves heard more than people will stop associating them with the fundamentalists.
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