When Christians Turn Tables
That’s Just What Insecure People Say
Remember the old joke where a son tells his father that so-and-so said that “Beauty is on the inside and that what’s on the outside doesn’t matter.”
The father replied, “Well, son, that’s just what ugly people say.”
The guilty often try to turn the tables when they don’t like what they see in themselves.
Okay, I admit it. I love to agitate Christians just for the entertainment. I mean, it’s not like I’m going to sway any of them, so why the hell not just have fun instead. And I take great pride in my position, my passion, and my manner of execution. But no one likes giving the Bastard the satisfaction, so the offended invariably launch a preemptive obfuscating knee-jerk attack. You know, the old turn-it-around tactic. The list of responses is quite lengthy, but here’s a small sample of what you’ll eventually and invariably hear:
- You must have suffered some sort of trauma in your life to hate god [us] so much
- You say there’s no god because you don’t like the repercussions of there being one
- You attack religion because you fear what you don’t understand
And my all-time favorite:
- You cut down people down to make yourself feel superior
There’s nothing new here. Textbook responses, all of them. You see, this is what insecure people say.
On a side note, if this (above) is where you’ve set the bar, I needn’t jump very high to feel superior.
See It For What It Is
Let me tell you, folks. You hear just one of these (or similar) retorts and you’ll know you’ve struck a nerve of religious insecurity. Guaranteed. But embrace it. Expect it. Want it – for it validates whatever point you sought to make.
But I don’t respond to inane Christian commentary about past religious traumas, the repercussions of being wrong, and other similar obfuscations. Such panic-fire appeals to emotion are sad and desperate and are more likely the manifestation of their own personal god issues. This is textbook transference, and I ignore such static.
However, while I’ve never been apologetic about any atheistic argument I’ve ever made, I’m justified in making a few points of clarification.
First, I’m not “attacking” anyone. Attacking implies preemption. I’m merely responding. I’m responding to a world filled with unsolicited Christian rhetoric which I (as most atheists) find offensive. But for those who will sleep better by labeling my opinions as an attack, I’ll go with that word to appease them and make my point.
So let’s talk about attacking. No one ever sends me hate mail for “attacking” the insane beliefs of the Heaven’s Gate morons. Why is that?
This website has been up since mid-2004. I’ve received thousands of emails from offended Christians who have given me the “Who are you to judge” speech in response to my “attack” on their common sense, intelligence, etc., and not one has ever come to the defense of the Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, or Heaven’s Gate cultists who I’ve mocked and insulted. I’ve also taken shots at the Klan and Hitler. No one is ever critical about my attacks on them. Seems very selective and self-serving to me. Yes, I’m certain that Christians don’t think less of any of these fine folks.
This is where you’ll invariably hear the hypocrite’s cry, “Are you trying to compare Christians to Klansmen and Nazis?”
No, not at all. What one believes is wholly irrelevant – although they still never mention Muslims, Hindus, or especially Mormons. The compelling factor is that hypocritical Christians are rather selective when it comes to judging and attacking. But that’s nothing new. It’s hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty of the highest order.