Sunday, April 5, 2015

Atheists should stop comparing Muslims to Christians

I'm a big fan of The Young Turks on Youtube. They're excellent on politics, world affairs, finances, and other things. The comment sections though, is full of hateful and judgmental atheists.

Bill Maher is a bigot and an idiot (not just for reasons about his stance on Islam). And the same goes for his dumbass crowd who blindly cheer him every two seconds.

Before I get any further, we should differenciate the type of atheists. First we have the liberal ones. These ones do not care what religion you follow or how you practice it. They also don't insult or degrade holy figures in religion (Muhammed, Jesus, Moses, Abraham etc) because they know its a hateful and offensive thing to do. They are very accepting of all people, regardless of their religious affililiation. Now secondly, we have the die-hard conservative ones. These atheists are very aggressive and hateful. They won't stop insulting religion, or the adheritants. They will bash and degrade God(s) and Prophets and holy scriptures. They will do their best to be offensive. They will also discriminate against you if you follow a religion. They might even start taking personal shots at you. (physical features, relationships). These die-hard ones are the atheists that dominate the young turks comment sections, and these die hard ones are also the Bill Maher type.

A common thing you see die-hards do is that they lump all religions together. They lump the followers of the religions together. And they do this by examining the behaviour of one particular religion and then automatically assume all people of all religions are just like that. So for example, Christianity in America. Lets be honest, Christians in America are very hypocritical. This is the main reason atheists make Christians their number one targets. Not just because Christianity is the largest and most influential religion in America, but because many Christians are BIG TIME alcoholics, fornicators, in the pornography business, and supporters of bikini pageants. Atheists see this and laugh because the bible forbids all of this. Christians in other words are acting atheist, yet still saying the believe in every word in the Bible. Many Christians are also having illegitinate children, yet running around and condemning others for sexual immorality. And then we have NUMEROUS Christian models, actors, singers who claim they are "devout Christians" yet constantly go against what the Bible actually teaches (ex: Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Courtney Stodden, Evangeline Lilly, Kim Kardashian, Aly Michalka, Kate Upton, Carrie Prejean, and so on. BTW I'm not being biased by just showing women here, as many Christian men are the same. But the women I just mentioned are known to also flaunt their sexuality, something men can't really do). So again, atheists see this and laugh. They're wondering that 1) Christians are big time hypocrites, further proving religion to be false and 2) The Christian youth don't want to live a religious lifestyle that their parents live, meaning other youth of different religions are also the same.

Christians are also more likely to believe inanimate objects can get possessed. We Muslim don't believe that.

So atheists analyze this and begin associating the actions of Christians to Muslims. They think that Muslims must be going through the exact same. BUT they are wrong, and here's why.

American Christianity is very liberal and secular. There's been many enlightenment influences on the religion, that todays Christians follow a watered down version. Many christians are fine with being drunk, getting high, wearing tight/revealing clothes, going to strip clubs, and so on. As long as they aren't actually fornicating (which they do by the way), the American Christians are thinking they're living a perfect biblical lifestyle.

Now we Muslims on the other hand have different attitudes to what I mentioned in the above. We have different ways of practicing and understanding our religion, which differenciates us. Atheists won't get this, they won't understand. Many of them don't know much about Islam, but assume all Abrahamic faiths are the same. So when trying to explain to them that the vast majority of us Muslims don't date, flirt, drink, have sex outside of marriage, and so on, they won't believe you. They might get a little specific, asking for exact statsitics to show how we are not the same. This is what I run into- the die hard atheist crowds of TYT and Bill Maher. I argue with them all the time that we aren't like them, yet they won't believe. They might say "oh well I know this Muslim who did do A, B, and C so you can't all be good goodies". And thats true, we aren't all good goodies. There might be muslims who engage in un-islamic activities, but its nowhere to the rate of Christians.

Oh, and yeah, the ones whom I mention in the header are not good goodies either, by a LONG shot.

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