Are you serious? It’s not to not offend atheists…its to not offend people of other religions. Who cares if atheists are offended? they dont have a “belief” for anyone to degrade. But its…
Your comment was so west-centric, I can’t even begin to answer it. There’s a huge difference between believing in a higher power and not believeing in anything at all. If you believe in a higher power, it’s offensive for other people to wish you conflicting holidays because your religion literally is against it and has a Holy book that LITERALLY says something against it. If you’re atheist…what do you have? Nothing. Na-da. There is no way for Christmas to offend you because you don’t believe in anything at all. And you can’t possibly answer for someone who isn’t atheist because you don’t follow that religion….so you can’t just say Muslims or Jews won’t be offended because you AREN’T one.
Please don’t put words into the mouths of people you don’t represent. My point is that you can’t ignore non-Christian religions in your post and you literally can’t say “merry christmas” isn’t offensive because you represent only one of the groups the statement can offend. (It’s also the smallest group the statement can offend.
Do you even remember what my post was about?
I never said that “Merry Christmas” iisn’t offensive to people who are Jewish or Muslim or of other religions. I said that when people say “Happy Holidays” to try not to offend people who don’t celebrate Christmas, it doesn’t make sense because Holidays means Holy Days, so it’s still referencing a particular religion’s holy day(s)’.
I then added that I am an Atheist who is not offended by being wished a Merry Christmas. The “bitches need to relax” part was very obviously a joke.
Also, just because Atheists do not have a holy book or anything of the sort doesn’t mean they can’t be degraded or insulted or offended. That is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read.
Exactly, you pretty much ignored other religions in your little rant about the phrase “merry christmas” only including how an atheist might be offended.
And please enlighten me about a time when atheists were ostracized about their belief? When they were mass murdered for their belief? When they were publically shamed and humiliated for their belief? There’s no such thing as Atheist-ophobia or anti-atheism.
The little atheism jokes or “”“”insults”“”’ are NOTHING compared to what other religions have faced. Hence “”“”insults”“”” to atheism are totally negligible.
No. Just because I didn’t mention other religions does not mean that I was excluding them. If I say “Men can fall on a slippery floor and break their leg” am I then implying that women cannot break their legs by falling on a slippery floor? No.
I also never said that the grief Atheists receive for being Atheist were equal to or worse than the grief people of other religions receive.
You’re twisting what I said to suit your argument and it’s ridiculous. Stop trying to be offended by something that wasn’t at all offensive.
…….. You may not be implying women can’t do that, but making your phrase entirely about men you’re making it borderline sexist and its LITERALLY excluding men. It’s like the phrase “all men are created equal,” does that mean women aren’t? No, but look at all the problem it caused by NOT including women
By not including other religions in your post, your just filling an idea with your white privilege, but of course I wouldn’t expect you to see that.
Please stop telling me what I can and cannot be offended by. You have no idea who I am, there’s no way YOU can tell me what to feel.
You are so incredibly ridiculous that I can’t entirely wrap my head around it. No. That’s not at all how that works. The only reason I even mentioned Atheists was because I was referring to myself as an Atheist. I also never told you what you can and cannot be offended by. You are putting words in my mouth and are completely disregarding the words I have said. This argument is pointless because you’re not even replying to what I’m actually saying, so I’m done, lol.
Uh……..can you even read? I’m replying to every single point you’re making. I’m literally refuting you line by line. You’re literally one of those pathetic people who pretend like the argument “doesn’t make sense” because you don’t have anything to say. For the past few posts all you’ve been saying is, “you’re ridic/that doesn’t make sense” because you can’t think of any intelligent argument to make against what I’m saying. At least be man enough to admit that you’re wrong than to pull a cliched “i’m so done”………..