Stop Trying To 'Save' Me.There are currently 203 stories in the group 'I Don't Believe In God', 33 of those stories are written by believers with the aim of converting the group members.
It is my opinion that we need to respect one and others right to our own beliefs. I feel it to be rude, arrogant and disrespectful to push ones own beliefs on to others.
As an atheist I grow very tired of being told that I am wrong, amoral and no better than an animal. I am tired of being told that I am pitied and that my soul will be prayed for. I am quite sick of hearing how my life must be empty and how I am going to burn in hell. But more than anything I am sick of people that seem to feel that it is acceptable, or even their moral duty to shove their holy book down my throat.
I have no problem with religion. In fact I feel that if something can bring a person joy, peace of mind and a purpose in life then that is a wonderful thing. But I personally do not want or need it, is it so hard to respect that? We don't want to be saved.
Now don't get me wrong, I fully accept that this works both ways. Although I will stand up against beliefs which oppress others and remove human rights, I find proselytism of any kind to be distasteful and disrespectful. Just as it offends me when people preach in atheist groups, I find it equally out of line when a atheist invades a religious group and lists reasons why the members are wrong. As I previously stated, it all boils down to respect.
However; in the interest of fairness I visited the group 'I Believe In God'. There are 139 stories in that group, just 1 of those stories was written by an atheist. Just 1.
Since writing this, another story has been added to 'I Don't Believe In God' taking the total number of proselytizers currently posting in the group up to 34.
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