Top 10 Atheist Stereotypes That Are Not True
The Top Ten
Atheists aren't that. Some are Satanists, but that does not mean they worship the Devil and are a product of the Devil. Satanism is only the belief that God doesn't exist and Satan is a representation of an existing being.
What? Considering that Satanism is kinda branching off of Christianity (the idea of Satan originated from it) that fact that we would worship him is incredibly stupid. Seriously, I’m atheist and I believe in reincarnation, not any of this Heaven and Hell baloney. There have been actual reports of children recalling where they lived or who murdered them in their past lives. Are there any reports of people coming down from Heaven and saying what it was like up there? No. Zero. I also believe in extraterrestrials are real, because anyone who thinks that in this giant, humongous Universe, we are the only living things are idiots. I need to get this all out, and I’m sorry if I offended anyone.
I am a Christian and I believe that everyone should be allowed to follow (or not follow) whatever religion they want. It doesn't matter if your Muslim, Hindu, Christian or Atheist. You are not the work of the devil. You are allowed to have your own opinion. The world is meant to have different beliefs. There is no way to change that. Some Atheists are actually very kind.
Over-religious people act like atheists perform a giant satanic ritual in their second floor bathroom every Sunday.
I am a Christian and I do not believe this. Heck, I have a friend at school who is an atheist! Besides, the religious people saying atheists are mean jerks are really being the mean ones! I decide to leave atheists alone as long as they respect my religion and its people. More Christians like me are needed.
Say what you like but don't bully someone if they have a religion.
Religious people are more of a victim nowadays because of terrorists since 9/11, banning Harry Potter books, Chick tracts, believe abortion is murder, what some religious women wear nowadays. Even in the past we had the killing "witches".
But not every religious person is crazy or will murder. They are polite like atheists.
Nope, it's the opposite, many religious people are very hateful to me because I'm atheist. We get treated like verman. people say I'm going to hell, I say " if god does exist, I'd hope he would let me in based on me as a person and not on what I believe, also if I'm going to hell...I'll see you there.
I don't care about religions, I have nothing to do with religions..Simple, No idea how one's belief can make one mean...I think people argue about it a lot..Which is futile and stupid.
Who says being a nerd is a bad thing?
This argument is probably true because we belive in science maths and academic evidence.
In the old days nerd was an insult, same with geek.
Now its for know-it-all's.
I'm not a nerd but I like science
Well Atheist's are smarter
If you are an atheist and you think this isn't true, just go on an atheist clip on YouTube and pretend to love Jesus, then wait for replies... you'll see why many people think you are filled with hate. (for the record, I know it's not all of you)
Or if you really want to see "people filled with hate" just go on a christian clip on YouTube and share that you don't love Jesus. For the record, I know it's not all of you.
Usually it's religious who hate people for certain things such as their sexually or their race.
Actually, I love a lot of people
This is insulting to atheists and autistic people. There is nothing wrong with being autistic or atheist. People need to learn to respect opinions.
I don't know who said that but if this came from religious people I can say for sure that I'm proud to be an atheist!
Not all autistic people are atheists and not all atheists are autistic
Not true! My brother and I are both Christian and we both have Autism.
As a BLACK ATHEIST, I respect Christians, Muslims, Jewish, etc. but the one thing I do not like the most is when people force the Atheist community to convert. Personally forcing someone to be religious just gets out of hand too quickly
Not sure what to say here. As an atheist myself, I can confirm that I despise Christianity as a whole. But feel mixed on the people that believe in it. I don't mind people that can accept Christianity has its faults. But I hate the people that act like it's a perfect religion with no negative qualities at all. Overal mixed on the people as a whole.
Well, not exactly hating, but they are supposed to just stay out of religious topics. They were the ones who made bibles not in hotel rooms, when you can just not look at it, they were the ones who forced religious teaching out of schools, when you should be able to CHOOSE. Life should not be forced upon you, it should be a web of choices, but when you force things upon people, children, that should be allowed to make their own choices to be atheism, it is not a good thing. You say you are the lack of religion, but you are the religion of no god. If there is no God (which there is), then so be it. But if there is, you are screwed, and let someone else go to heaven. Leave people alone, and you will be fine, everyone is happy. So, people think that Christians are the ultimate hypocrites, but think. Don't be a hypocrite yourself.
We are supposed to stay out of religious topics? You think you have the right and only right to impose and choose your opinions? If atheists don't agree on your topics about religion, they have equally the right to say opinions and be against it if they don't agree on the many stupid things you are believing ( like saying that we are screwed. ). You say that life should be a web of choises and opinions but you say at the same time that we have to stay out of topics. That's a strange paradoxal thing to say, don't you think? I don't hate Christians because I'm open to debate and share opinions without insulting but it seems that you are against everybody who doesn't follow or agrees on your opinions. Looks very hypocrite with hate inside your mind to me!
So true. Tons of people think Atheism is just believing whatever stupid idea you think of, but it's really believing in facts that have been almost completely proven true, unlike religion.
This is ironic, considering a lot of christians believe in the new world order
I don’t even follow conspiracy theories, even though I know a couple that most likely aren’t true.
I like conspiracy theories, but I don’t think they’re true
I am atheist and right now I am working on a rant in class, and I find this statement to be complete BS.
Well, mostly it's true. For example I'm atheist and it is my favorite dish!
That is one of the most dumbest stereotypes I've ever heard!
Since when is atheism related to cannibalism?
This is an argument that stems from religion. This is false, as evidenced by the many extremely moral people such as Bill Gates, the or one of the richest atheists in the world, nearly eradicating Polio from the world and donating millions to charity.
On the other hand, there is the argument that Atheists steal their morals from Christianity.
Those people obviously haven't read the bible from how much it justifies genocide.
Having morals is not an exclusive religion thing. Morals have to do with ethics and is part of philosophy. Many philosophies who doesn't believe in the existence of a god or gods treats questions about ethics and morals. You don't have to believe in a god or be religious to have conceptions about morals. As a matter of fact, morals of atheist are more realistic and are usefull for everyday life.
Morals are nothing but common sense. We never stole any morals from Christianity in the first place either. We just lived like normal people except without religion, and we don't commit crimes.
Honestly, if I were an atheist, I don't know where I'll get any morals. Maybe I won't even have any.
Just because we don't believe in god doesn't mean that we don't have ethic conceptions on moral. Religious people are always talking about their free will that god give them ( isn't that a hypocrite way of saying that they can do anything they want also? ).
I don't believe in a higher power because I never even heard of one until 5th grade when some random kid asked me what religion I was. I was super confused and did research and stuff.
Thank you parents for not being religious.
I agree on that part of their free will. It's really hypocrite because when they're doing something wrong they will ask forgiveness at god just to have a clear conscience afterwards.
This is offensive on so many different levels
Atheists are not close minded. It is not close minded to not believe something until there is sufficient evidence for it. It is not close minded to not be convinced by an argument if that argument contains a fallacy in it. It is close minded however to claim to now something that you can not possibly know and claim to have an answer for something that you can not possibly have an answer to like "where did the universe come from?". Closed minded is ignoring the evidence of the outside world when it contradicts what scripture says. As soon as atheists have evidence for God, we will believe in God but not that Christian God in particular. "By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history or chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record." - Answers in Genesis, 2013. Now that's what I call close minded.
Well, Atheists aren't very open-minded. They do not believe in an invisible, inexplicable existence right? Okay...what about a little thing called love? Or the air we breathe or the private thoughts of others? All invisible and inexplicable and yet we never question their existence. So why not believe in God?
So the fact that the majority of this group of people has changed their beliefs means they are Close Minded? Yeah, this doesn't make sense.
I think that Christians are close minded. Atheist are open to accept new facts or discoveries in science whatever that may be.
This is a controversial one. In Yank-land (The United States of Arsewipes) for example, you ARE treated like a criminal, but this is bull if you live in the United Kingdom. I'm atheist (a man of science), and trust me, it's much easier being one 'ere in the UK.
Christians aren't? They hate homosexuals. Hitler was a Catholic. KKK is Christian. Bible says slavery is Okay.
When you say "Easter" what comes to many, if not most people's minds is not Jesus, it's bunnies and eggs and chocolate. When you say "Christmas," what comes to lots of minds is not Jesus, it's Presents and Santa and Family. What I mean by this is that these are not religious holidays any more, but rather fun days to spend with family and friends. I am an Atheist, but I celebrate both of these holidays.
I'm an atheist too and I celebrate both of these holidays not because of religion but because of the fact that it brings people together. You don't have to be Christian to spend time with the people you love
No one knows what the original Bible was, the King James Bible was written 1500 years after Jesus died. All these holidays might not be Christian if they aren't in the original Bible.
I don't celebrate Easter. Christmas is a family holiday to me. I get presents, but I give presents too
A pentagram is also a Pagan/Wiccan symbol and they have nothing to do with Satan they don't believe in something from another religion...Christians confuse their God the horned one with "Pan" who was hijacked from the Christians like every Christian holiday and the Bible stories.
Its ok Christians Hitler stole a Buddhist symbol and I think he stole the goose step.
You should not confuse atheism with satanism.
Atheists don’t believe in Satan.
Finally! Someone who gets it! My grandma is forcing me into Christianity and had the nerve to say I would go to Hell if I didn't believe The Bible. Very rude, and one of the reasons I became Atheist: Because I don't want to be part of a religion that is discriminatory toward other religions.
That’s satanism. I’m sure most atheists (like me) don’t even BELIEVE in “Satan”.
Socrates was send to death because he didn't believe the stories about the greek official religion of the state ( the writings of Homerus were teached at school ) and therefore corrupting the youth. In fact he was only giving his opinion. So, if religious are still thinking that giving our opinions is corrupting the youth I have to say that after thousands of years they're still stucked and can't accept progression.
Youth gets corrupted by lots of things. Most religions actually play a part in corrupting youth by asking many youths to convert to their religion, through some convincing argument or otherwise. Freedom of expression is something that some Christians fail to keep moderate.
WE corrupt the youth? Religions corrupt the youth. the make them believe in a promise land that is almost impossible to get to by some standards. Religion to me is just an act of brainwashing.
Christians corrupt children as soon as they are born. Saying if you do certain things you are going to hell. What if a 11 year old wants to be atheist?
But those words are not written in the Bible.
Jesus birth date was made by the church, it's not written in the Bible.
He also has two birth dates either 25th December and Summer time (unknown day/month)
Christmas is based on many older holidays Saturnalia, Germanic Winter Solstice and Yule.
Easter is based on an older holiday Ostara which is about fertility.
I hate those periods of celebration. It's like everybody is acting suddenly in a hypocrit way. That everybody loves everybody.
I celebrate both of those holidays despite my atheism, but they are fun to celebrate.
They do, just because of the secular culture of those two events.
Only in North Korea and Kim Jong Un brainwashed everyone to think he is a God and can control the weather. (that's why religion is illegal in North Korea probably)
Go back to the 1960s; this is not your show.
Sexual preference does not correlate with Atheism. But I feel pretty gay though..
Hot homosexuals that I can think of at the moment.
1. Joe McElderry
2. Tom Daley
3. George Michael
4. Aaron Renfree (S Club Juniors)
Slightly homosexual? You are either gay or you are not.
Where do you get this information?
I'm an atheist and I'm a white WOMAN. Also, Neil degrease tryson is not white and he believes in evolution
All women should be an atheist because god hates women
I'm female and I'm atheist
I’m a white (and not basic) girl and I’m an atheist.
So stupid! It's more likely the other way 'round. We don't have laws written in a book thousands of years ago by some stupid people that we follow and preaches to everyone.
If it's on philosophy why not? The fact is that Christians can't discuss other opinions because their minds are stuck in a philosophy ( their religion ) that is stucked since thousands of years.
In a sense, we don't. We just say something regarding our non-belief and some Christian gets offended by our comment.
I swear that most of these stereotypes probably stem from theamazingathiest
I'm a Christian and I don't agree with this!
The creator of this list is sadistic
80% of these I didn't put on here. Actually I'm a nice considerate person and a pacifist. All sadistic people I've seen are all religious. I'm an Atheist.
I’m an atheist and I cannot stand SJWs!
Whats a neckbeard?