It must be fun to be an atheist. I say this because I frequently write about atheism and occasionally I have atheists respond to my blog. While the vast majority of atheists are cordial and thoughtful, I have had a few interactions where the atheist decides to curse me out. This has happened more often outside of my blog.
The interesting thing is that if I, a Christian, were to curse out someone, I would be called hateful, hypocritical, and judgmental. But the atheist almost always gets to go scot free without any condemnation whatsoever. In fact, many times these profanity riddled comments will garner a bunch of “likes” from fellow atheists.
Of course the Christian is supposed to not curse anyone out because he/she is supposed to be an example of Christ, but does becoming an atheist really suddenly allow you to have carte blanche on profanity and rudeness … and “liking” such profanity and rudeness?
If I were to curse someone out as a Christian, I would have atheists reply with, “You are the exact reason I decided to leave Christianity!” But if I were to play the atheist and curse someone out, no one would reply with, “You are the exact reason I decided to leave atheism!” No, all my cursing would be quite kosher inside atheism. So while some atheists are repulsed by Christians cursing and being rude, these same atheists have no problem with their worldview that removes its repulsion.
Is cursing at someone wrong in itself, or is it wrong only when a Christian does it? If it is wrong in itself, why do I almost never see atheists correct other atheists on their profanity? On what grounds could one atheist correct another atheist without being self-righteous?
So maybe I ought to go about being an atheist commentator. It sounds like I would have a lot more fun … and get a lot more “likes”.