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Aggressive current atheism showcased in article comments on "new" Dead Sea scrolls

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It was not so long ago that one could find many thoughtful and tolerant atheists among the non-believng crowd. I am sure that there are still many of them around, but the rise of Christopher Hitchen types, social media and other factors make it seem like hyper-aggressive intolerant atheists are in the clear majority. If you take some time to scroll down the comments list of this article (which has recently been posted in the "Christian News" section of OC.net), you will see what I mean. And of course, there are those who have their own ideas inspired by strange theories and some outlying Biblical "scholarship."


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I grew up in California and all the atheists I ran into out there sounded like that. We should be concerned when the lines between the believing and unbelieving become blurred.
 

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Atheists have always seemed boring to me. Conversing with agnostics is more fruitful.
 

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All of the top comments are salty, intellectually-devoid digs. Who cares. Unfortunately, it is a more or less accurate representation of discourse in this country. Christianity is very much the silent majority.
 
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Christianity is very much the silent majority.
Don't you think Christians are a minority in Canada?
In Europe, it's not unkommon to observe a person who pretends to be Christian, who is a member of a church, and who sometimes post very bad arguments which would seem to be in support of Christianity's raison d'être, and who, in a different context, falsifies history against us or ridicule both belief and faith just like in the comments at CBC. Such people count as Christians in statistics, because that is what they say they are when a pollster calls, but aren't they more likely Atheists or Islamists?
 

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I held one of these atheists in my arms as he was dying of cancer and he called for a minister and repented of his sins, professed Jesus Christ as Lord and died in blessed peace. We never know who is watching us. Walk in love and peace.
 

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Don't you think Christians are a minority in Canada?
In Europe, it's not unkommon to observe a person who pretends to be Christian, who is a member of a church, and who sometimes post very bad arguments which would seem to be in support of Christianity's raison d'être, and who, in a different context, falsifies history against us or ridicule both belief and faith just like in the comments at CBC. Such people count as Christians in statistics, because that is what they say they are when a pollster calls, but aren't they more likely Atheists or Islamists?
I wonder about this as it has much to do with our time table for, well; you can guess.
 

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I know next to nothing about time tables. :|
My full sympathy to everyone who needs to meet deadlines!
 
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