If you wish to be entertained, and at the same time understand how religious extremism develops, take an opportunity to read "Small Gods" by Terry Pratchett. Lots of truisms in a interesting book.
Atheists don't go around trying to convert religious people, so why do religious people think its okay to try and convert atheists?
I'm far from being a religious person, I never will, but sometimes I have my own special way to pray and who I worship ..Just like you have your own thing you do in life...I won't step on Satan as long as you don't step on my Lord Jesus Christ
It's part of their religion and it is most irritating.
Fortunately religion is dying, so less and less of that nonsense will have to be put up with.
What do you call it when atheist give unsolicited comments about believing in the bible. Have you been reading forums like this? Atheists are rarely asked for their direction but they have no problem giving it when others are conversing among themselves. I guess when they do it they are helping but when someone talks about the bible it's called something else???
Militant atheists would prefere other people were atheist as they find the belief in God to be offensive in some way. Religious people tend to think that there is a penalty or danger in non-belief. Whether people try to covert people probably just depends on their disposition and how pressing they believe it is to believe in a certain thing. In principle I don't mind atheism or atheists. I don't worship God particularly myself. But lots of atheists things have offended me, which are fashioned in a similar way to some of the stuff Dawkins writes. That's because for a lot of atheists merely not believing in God is not enough. They feel that people who do believe in God are stupid in some way, comparing it to believing in fairies etc. I don't believe in the Bible, and I feel similar sense of ridicule towards people who believe in the Bible. But I don't feel condescension towards people who believe in God. And even if I did, I'd probably not choose to express it in the way that some Dawkin-ites express it.
In hopes of saving your soul.