So I was having a discussion with my friend about Atheism, Religion, and many other things. He said one thing that stuck with me and has sort of irritated me, it was more or less something like this;
“Atheists bother me because they are so arrogant” -not exact quote, but it was really really close. The key elements are there.
Obviously this is a sweeping characterization of Atheists. So I am going to respond with general sweeping characterizations of people of faith (among other things).
First point is this: If you ran into someone who believed in something very unreasonable, such as Unicorns, you would find their belief without proof sort of laughable, naive even. Sort of like this: “Aww, poor guy. He believes in something that cannot be proven, something that is so clearly not true. ” This is how a lot of Atheists feel about religion. You believe in something that can not be proven. We find this to be gullible and naive.
Second point: Religious people are more arrogant than everyone else. People of faith go to church and pray to a god. A god that they think approves of them, takes an interest in their life, and will reward them for being such good people. Religious people constantly site how moral they are because they have faith, they have a stronger moral compass. Again, they have no facts to back this up. None of it.
Every Atheist I have met, read about, etc.. Is interested in truth and facts. Science and reason. If we are proven wrong, with facts we will admit we were wrong. Religious people can not do this. Not even when presented with cold hard facts that dispute their religious texts.
How are Atheists any more arrogant than a person of faith?