Every so often, I see atheists having a bonfire party, religious people getting upset, or religious people having a bonfire party and atheists getting upset. Given my beliefs and thoughts on religion, I find this quite saddening.
A degree of understanding and respect, even for people you deeply disagree with, can be very beneficial to you. Firstly, you’ll find other views less confusing, but mainly this is a great tool for helping the people you disagree with, change themselves.
When you take the time to sit down with people who hold different views and opinions, when you seek the common values that you all agree with, and then take your time to understand the other side’s point of view, you can really make an impact.
For me, the Atheism vs Theism arguments look a bit like this:
So when I find fundamentalist/evangelical atheists getting their knickers in a twist, or fundamentalist/evangelical religious people doing the same, I just sort of tune out…
In my mind, evangelical Atheists and fundamentalist Christians have a lot more in common than they think they do.
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