Did I say that? No, I didn't. What I meant was point me to some articles that would be a starting point for me understanding someone having beliefs like you (i.e. "I must defend all people who follow organized religion when someone calls them out for having slightly contrived beliefs! The best part is, I'm an atheist!").
|The reason you're an asshole is because you act like YOU have the answer when NOBODY knows the answers to the universe, God, etc. I may be insufferable, I'm definitely an asshole, but at least I'm not an insufferable asshole who is convinced they're right and everyone else is wrong.|
I never do this. All I do is state my opinion strongly, just the same as you quite often do, and then people get all offended instead of responding to my posts with information that might make me think twice about what I'm saying. The weird thing is, people never seem like they're able to do that.
The best part of all this is that you seem to think you know me. I do believe that a God may exist, but then again, there is an infinite number of ideas out there as to why we exist. The concept of a God being behind our existence is just one of them. Organized religion for me, however, is so very transparent and easily dismantled.
|There's a big difference between having a strong opinion and shoving half-assed ideas down people's throat - you, and the religious people you can't stand, are really good at the latter.|
That's where you're wrong. I never shove my ideas down people's throats. I state my opinion and then people start insulting me. Note that I never referred to Birdman with any derogatory terms and yet in his response all he could do was make petty remarks about me. When describing religion, I chose the word "lies" which is quite a soft word when compared to terms like "bullshit", "bird crap", "fabricated bullshit nonsense", etc. Referring to religion as "lies" isn't being an asshole. You seem like you're one of these types who thinks religious beliefs deserve the same amount of respect as animals, human rights, etc...