Hmmmm.... not sure about that one.


Some people, of all labels, can be intolerant, but I see the rise of atheism as being challenging, robust, and critical of theism - NOT purely intolerant and rude like some claim. 

 

Atheists are only intolerant of people who spell atheist as "athiest" ;)

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Comment by Steve on September 17, 2011 at 3:11pm
Just when did it become fashionable to tolerate idiotic nonsense? Religious proposals are downright goofy. Live and let live is a fine notion until you find a bunch of hornets building a nest on your screen porch. My intolerance is based on self preservation. If it's between their view and mine I won't apologize for preferring mine.
Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2011 at 10:56am
"Atheists usually look at all the faiths, all the evidence, and adjust their view accordingly. It’s patently obvious that the more you study religious history, the less supportable evidence there is for any one belief over another."
I like your statement here
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on September 16, 2011 at 10:14am
I'm tolerant of my friends.
Comment by Glen Rosenberg on September 16, 2011 at 10:14am

Is it intolerant to oppose the hands of tyranny?

Those who oppose nazis, kkk, dmv, sociopaths etc. are given label intolerant. Trash and pc kneejerk crap. Equity, equality and an improved way of life will not come about withou opposing the hands of tyranny. Oh those damn intolerant abolitionists without whom slavery would be extant and flourishing. (I know it is out there still)

There are two major problems with religion. First it is not true, all crap, crapulous crap. Second, it cant leave others alone with its deviant morality. Impose, impose, impose and oppose others who are not of their cloth. To label the opposition to tyranny intolerant is absurd, an offense to reason and sense.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 16, 2011 at 8:53am

I am tolerant to the degree that I am tolerated.  I do not attempt to dissuade theists from their belief, but in return, I INSIST that my right NOT to believe is equally respected.  Further, as the US is, at least on paper, a secular nation and not founded on any one religion, I will also insist that no attempt be made to force the government to favor one religion over another or to shove atheists into a closet because we make theists uncomfortable.

If theists wish to be intolerant in their actions toward me, they will find a similar reaction, much as Newton described in his Third Law of Motion.  I have no interest in their turf, but when they tread onto mine, they create a problem, a problem whose severity is directly proportional to the nature of their behavior.

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