Why are we atheists so angry?

The latest cartoon at The Atheist Pig (click on the link, too, so the cartoonist gets some hits):


h/t: Michael


  1. JBlilie
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Oops, commmented on the image url. Sorry!

    Ha! Good one!

  2. Prof.Pedant
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Same difference indeed!

  3. Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Theists are so convinced that their imagined overlord is real, they have trouble to understand that some people really don’t believe in it. In order to deal psychologically with that fact, they try to convince themselves that atheists do not really deny god’s existence by suggesting that atheists are angy at god or hate him.

    That most atheists are incapable of being angry or hating a non-existing being, is beyond their grasp.

    • Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

      Yep: Unbelief in unbelief.


      • JohnnieCanuck
        Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

        Thanks. I appreciated that, especially if you make it self-refuting by looking at it the right way.

  4. Filipe
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I can’t really relate, at my house parents were always to blame for the gifts.

    I was born at a time and in a part of the country where it was «Baby Jesus» who was on gift duty. In fact as things were explained by our parents, he didn’t bring the gifts, our parents gave him those things for his birthday, but as we had been nice well behaved kids he in turn gave them to us. It was kind of a shock when we later moved to Santa infested areas.

    • Kevin
      Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

      Don’t take this the wrong way — your parents were assholes.

      • Filipe
        Posted April 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

        They didn’t invent it themselves. Santa was an American import and reached first the big centers. Baby Jesus was the traditional figure associated with gift-giving.

        • Jon
          Posted April 27, 2013 at 12:54 am | Permalink

          But why *baby* Jesus? I must have missed the story in Sunday school about Jesus becoming a baby again after he finished his work on Earth.

          • BillyJoe
            Posted April 27, 2013 at 2:09 am | Permalink

            Because you have to have the intellect of a baby to believe in this nonsense.

  5. Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I now have a new comeback for that question. Thank you, Atheist Pig!

  6. Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. The anger can be overwhelming, makes me ill, makes me unhappy, poisons my relationships, distorts rational thinking, causes me to make poor decisions and although I have been out for over 25 years, religion is still victimizing me.

  7. DiscoveredJoys
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Santa Claus who brings us (as children) presents does not really exist.

    God who brings us nothing, does nothing, answers no prayers, apparently exists.

    Really? How do believers know that?

    • JohnnieCanuck
      Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

      When you wish for something hard enough, it becomes real to you? That and the price of letting your doubts win has been set very high.

    • Posted April 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

      We used to sing

      “O God, our help in ages past,
      our hope for years to come,
      our shelter from the stormy blast,
      and our eternal home.

      “Before the shadow of thy throne,
      thy saints have dwelt secure;
      sufficient is thine arm alone,
      and our defense is sure.”

      Yet not one word of that is supported by the slightest smidgin of evidence, and in fact such evidence as there is contradicts it.

  8. Michael1963
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    For me it was Hot Wheel Sizzlers.

    And probably also world peace.

  9. Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The New Vehicle and commented:
    If only everyone’s reasoning was so direct.

  10. coyotenose
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    My parents bought and sold auction items. They once brought home several huge boxes of toy parts and asked me to assemble them. I’d get to keep a few and they would sell the rest.

    It turned out to be mostly several complete lines of Micronauts toys and three or four KISS doll sets with all accessories. If only we had known…

    Good thing I hated God so much and had all that pent-up spite energy to help me build dozens and dozens of those things.

  11. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Hey, great site. It’s in my bookmarks now.

    I liked their page on the platypus

  12. SA Gould
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Will admit to getting a bit angry every time I hear “Why are atheists so angry?”

  13. deadweasel
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m mad because the Amalekites owed me back rent.

  14. BillyJoe
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    “Truth goes up in vapors
    The steeples lean
    Winds of change patriarchs
    Snug in your bible belt dreams
    God goes up the chimney
    Like childhood Santa Claus
    The good slaves love the good book
    A rebel loves a cause”

    from “Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow” by Joni Mitchell

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