A strong theist friend of mine asked me why I do not believe there is a god. I had a long talk with her about evolution and the universe and concluded with, "When all the facts of existence come into view, there really is no need for a god to exist." (She does not approve of my atheism.) She shook her head at me, said that she would pray for my soul, and then walked away as if I had insulted her.
I respect other people's (theist's) beliefs and do not intend to insult anyone, but when asked about my beliefs as an atheist, I am met with harsh ridicule and disapproval. Does this happen to all atheists?
In addition, it is a christian belief to be understanding and caring to everyone "to love thy neighbor as thyself". Apparently the term "neighbor" doesn't apply to atheists.
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