I recently had a Twitter exchange while following the #iq2atheism hashtag during this debate (I know, I know, I still have to write my follow-up post). It went as follows:
My tweets will be in Red, and @ohfuckitsdonnie’s will be in Green…festive!:
#iq2atheism You fuckers are just as bad as the religious. You claim to know the truth when in reality you are just as clueless as they are.
@EnlightningLinZ That’s ridiculous, you claim you know there is NO God. The concept of God is something that cannot be proved or disproved.
@EnlightningLinZ …to clarify, I do not believe in God and am more or less an Atheist.
Oh and by the way, an Atheist claims they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no god. Which means they are stating they KNOW.
@ohfuckitsdonnie no I don’t claim there’s no God, but I see no reason to think there is one. There’s no evidence.
@ohfuckitsdonnie I can’t know that there’s no god like I can’t know that there’s no Santa or fairies or leprechauns
@EnlightningLinZ Fair enough. I do not believe in any deity, but I believe bleeding heart atheist are just as obnoxious as the religious.
@EnlightningLinZ Because you guys are so quick to disrespect the religious, you go out of your way to tell people their beliefs are stupid.
@ohfuckitsdonnie some beliefs don’t deserve respect, where did this idea that religious beliefs shouldn’t be criticized come from?
@EnlightningLinZ Some beliefs don’t deserve respect? You are a typical, full of your own bullshit breed atheist that…
…give the rest of us a bad name. 1 yaself.
My response to that last tweet was this:
@ohfuckitsdonnie what, you think that all beliefs deserve respect? How about racist or sexist or homophobic beliefs? They have your respect?
@ohfuckitsdonnie many beliefs don’t deserve respect. People should be respected, but not their bogus ideas.
AD: You can’t just describe things as rubbish, you have to treat everybody’s views, whatever they believe, with equal respect.
GIRL: Even idiots?
DAD: Well . . .
Girl: Even people who want to stab you in the eye with a pencil?
DAD: Wuh . . .
GIRL: Even people who want to blow up . . .
MOM: Come on now, you should be in bed.
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