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zeller
December 12th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Since the other post was closed before I could reply I felt there was business left unattended to. You asked a question, I didn't get to answer. You should turn on private messages.


How did you get from "Atheist" to "Anti-Christian" ?

Honestly, through association. It's more typical to hear someone from a christian faith turn to atheism. I've just never heard of a Buddist say, "You know something, it's about time I question my faith and find out for myself if I'm really a believer."

I meant no disrespect and happened to pick out a religion that I knew something about and one that's got more followers than any other religion. Don't quote me though, I haven't done the research on the statistics.

Sorry if I offended. I meant no disrespect.

koenn
December 12th, 2007, 08:19 PM
sorry if I offended. I meant no disrespect.
OK, no problem.

I mainly wanted to point out that your "atheist = anti-christian" was unjustified. And it could indeed be offending to some people - as it happens, I did not take offense, just wanted to make a point, i.e. that being an atheist doesn't automatically means you're anti-christian any more than being a christian would automatically make you antisemite
(etcetera).