Redefining the Label
There is at least one other really good reason I publicly embrace the atheist label:
2. Because the stigma needs to end. When I finally admitted to myself I no longer believed in God, I was uncomfortable with the term “atheist.” It had always been a very negative word to me, one I associated with loudmouth, obnoxious jerks who just want to make religious people feel stupid all the time. I tried labeling myself something less offensive: agnostic, humanist, non-religious. But really, atheist pretty much summed it up.
I agree. There is no good reason that atheism should still carry the stigma like what it does
You’d think that perhaps more theist might be feeling ashamed of the situation?. Enough so much so, that perhaps then this kind of thing might also “have already been able” to disappear , long before now
If genuine debate would be expected to hardly ever upset anyone.
Then which group hasn’t been acting “genuine enough” as yet, within ongoing discussion then?
Today children (real young) are still
living existing under group pressure, to become believers . Even still now that its already year 2019
Some believers become impervious to process of genuine debate. Genuine debate, generally makes little progress (like as with when genuine discussion had taken place in regard of Catholic involvement in sex abuse. Which had required more prompt action).
Which of course then also help to explain why some people may revert to use of satire
I figure if ex eb were honest about it, they’ll admit to also reverting to use of satire, themselves too as well sometimes, like perhaps during genuine discussion that involved ABSURD aspect of exclusive brethren belief system
I don’t see any ex eb Christian loosing control over seeing how that had been happening?
When it suits themselves. Then they can soon enough still find a way to turn a blind eye, to it happening?
Satire still has its place in genuine discussion. Doesnt it?. As satire can still at least help to highlight the “absurdity” of certain situations, situation of what might have otherwise still remain completely unnoticed (by the-person involved who’s closest to absurd belief) . Satire is one tool, human may use, so as to also HELP “highlight” a situation, like that
The offence mainly occur when people wrongfully choose to see attacks made against their own flavor of faith-belief , as if it were instead like a personal attack of what was being purposely made against themselves personally
Brethren members will also “react” negatively in this same manner as well too. Don’t they?. Like when they may get all upset, as if the “act of satire” what is being addressed toward making fun against the flavour of faith what they choose to follow, of what also happen to harm others as well too (that particular fact absolutely matters. Lets not overlook it)
Were instead generally being accepted, like as if like it was in fact a very personal attack, of what’s being addressed purposely toward one eb member, in person, in particular
This is wrong conclusion (people are using satire against the brethren choice of faith as a whole. As apposed to them making any “personal kind of attack” against any one Brethren member in particular)
Belief’s are not able to be claimed as being like something what’s so”personally sacred” to people,that it then also become “thought of” as being sacredly untouchable too . Right?. Or otherwise folks wouldnt have even been righteous,when using satire against Hitler’s beliefs, or who ever else’s belief it may be either
Believers should not ever need to feel like they’d need to resist use of satire “against us atheist” either.
Feel free to have at it
Atheism is not something we atheist can claim as being like our own personal untouchable sacred belief . Is it
That’s potentially dangerous
Any atheist who think it might be healthy , for atheist to ever allow that atheism might be able to become something personally sacred, and therefore as such something to also become untouchable and out of reach of discussion, scrutiny, or perhaps as last resort satire
Perhaps might need to think again and ask themselves the valid question, how they figure that might pan out for everyone, “longterm”
Sometimes progress may require that first of all people can learn to laugh at themselves, and perhaps even laugh at aspect of their own beliefs too
Perhaps even just so as to help them relax a little more
That being said, there is some satire that would perhaps be best to not be used. I can see that.But this often mainly occur due to amount of lingering unhappiness and underlaying ill feeling of what fester
If theist would wish for less ill feeling to linger
Maybe far more prompt action, to “finally help ease the situation and thus make amends” might be in order? (first before expecting to face better reaction and less satire)