Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
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12-04-2015, 07:17 PM (This post was last modified: 12-04-2015 07:45 PM by ATB.)
Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
I became an Atheist about 18 months ago. Some time later my wife joined me, but since then I have only met one other person in real life who is openly Atheist. A lot of my friends are not people of faith, but when I press them I can see them get really uncomfortable. I see the fear in their eyes when I question the morality of religious teachings. I had a friend over to my home last night. While we were hanging out I showed him some fun changes I made to a picture bible I recently found in an old box of books.
My friend is not a believer, but he was really uncomfortable when I showed him the changes I made to a cartoon bible. When I pressed my friend he said, "you are just trying to piss god off."
What?!
I do not believe in god. That is the point. Why should a non-believer be afraid of what they do not believe in? Are these the same people who fear the dark in their own homes?

As I am typing this I am watching a movie, "The God Who Wasn't There" and I see two quotes from the bible come up:
Luke 12:10 & Mark 3:29
~Blasphemers will not be forgiven~

I think that may be the reason for the fear people have against calling out the bible for the BS it is.

Does anyone else run into these fearful non-believers?
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12-04-2015, 07:21 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
This is probably in the wrong forum. Sorry. Mods, feel free to move this if necessary.
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12-04-2015, 07:26 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
Fuck god right in his rotten cunt, the bastard. ... Wait what was the question?

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12-04-2015, 07:27 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
I've never encountered an atheist who had a fear of god.
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12-04-2015, 07:29 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
Not sure if trolling...

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12-04-2015, 07:33 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
Maybe confusing a non-practicing theist, or agnostic, with an atheist?
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12-04-2015, 07:37 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
(12-04-2015 07:27 PM)pablo Wrote:  I've never encountered an atheist who had a fear of god.

Agreed.

Also, I've never encountered an atheist who was angry at god. Consider
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12-04-2015, 07:41 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
When I say non-believer I do not mean an atheist. I run into people who call themselves agnostic that seem to have a fear of a God they say they do not believe in.
I guess that is the distinction.
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12-04-2015, 07:46 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
(12-04-2015 07:41 PM)ATB Wrote:  When I say non-believer I do not mean an atheist. I run into people who call themselves agnostic that seem to have a fear of a God they say they do not believe in.
I guess that is the distinction.

Ah. Okay.

There's 2 types of agnostics - those who don't know but believe, and those who don't know and don't believe.
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12-04-2015, 08:13 PM
RE: Why are non-believers so afraid of blasphemy?
I would guess they're actually afraid of the retribution from the rest of society that would come along with expressing their distaste in these cherished beliefs, and not afraid of the god concept itself.

Put simply, they're not afraid of pissing off God, they're afraid of pissing off Christians.

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