LINK: Existence of Atheists Offends Christians


I find it difficult to find fault with the logic in the second paragraph at that link: “Since there is absolutely nothing even remotely offensive about this billboard, the inevitable conclusion is that many Christians are offended by the fact that there are atheists. If that isn’t bigotry and hatred, I’m not sure what would be.”

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Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.

  • vjack

    Thanks for the link. I believe this is a case where Christians getting offended tells us more about them than it does about the contents of the sign.

  • cl

    There's no way I'd even bother posting a comment on Dawkins' forum, so I'll leave it here:

    "If that isn't bigotry and hatred, I'm not sure what would be."

    Oh please. Getting offended is not bigotry or hatred, although an offended person is certainly capable of upping their emotion to either bigotry or hatred. Now, if Emlyn had said the billboard has no right to be there, then you would have a case for bigotry. But since that's not the case, this just strikes me more hypersensitive atheist illogic. After all, many atheists are offended by the fact that there are Christians, does that automatically make them guilty of bigotry and hatred? Of course not. It just means they're offended.

    Think rationally and unfuel the culture wars.

  • cl

    **strikes me as more hypersensitive atheist illogic.

    Wish Blogger had an edit function. For Google technology, it's pretty arcane.