Atheist Assumptions (because a subject field is required)
Since im new here and freshly atheist i consider myself in the learning phase, but i think its time i contribute an idea. Relatively small and simple, but something i think i can relate to more than most people here.
Sometimes in the atheist vs theist forums I see some stuff i dont really agree with. 1 it feels like we are using this place as a sanctuary where now we have the upper hand and can gang up on the minority of theists.
That doesn't bother me much though and it could be arguably a good formula for deconversion.
The main thing i was bothered by seeing us make assumptions about them. Assuming that they believe in God out of fear is something ive seen at least 2 times.
As corny cliche irrational and silly as it sounds, i loved God and i based a lot of my belief on that gooey feeling. and it was corny cliche irrational and silly. But i didn't see it that way and fear not a major compelling factor. I know that i would be very defensive if i heard that, not because it was true, but because it wasn't. A vast majority may believe out of fear. But we can't stereotype them all.
In my mind:
an atheists assuming a christian believes out of fear is like a christian assuming an atheist is possesed by the devil.
My thoughts, and i could be wrong.