I've heard numerous people say that atheists are stuck up, "Mr. Know-it-alls" who think they're better than everyone. I can understand how they may view us as arrogant in some way when we discuss scientific things, but I've been looking through the t-shirts which are for sale and I think some are atrocious and quite heartless. If atheists really say or think like anything which is on those t-shirts, then I no wonder we get tarred as arrogant, know-it-alls.
T- shirts saying, "Support intelligence. Sleep with an atheist." and "I think therefore I'm atheist" are just asking for insults. "Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings" is pretty heartless. I understand the point it makes about Islam and I agree, but I find it to be offensive to others who may have been affected by 9/11. Plus, if they were religious, it's practically saying that they're to blame for it.
What I'm trying to say is, we can't fight fire with fire. It's evident that not all religion is as peaceful and accepting as they make out, so there's no need for us to be insulting towards them. Offending will allow the fire to burn for longer which isn't what we want. People are gradually turning to atheism anyway so all we really have to do is sit and wait until the world eventually faces reality.
Does anyone else think that the t-shirts are a bit unnecessarily harsh?
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