Why are there too many atheist quotes?

By aguthadeus - updated: 4 months, 1 week ago - 14 messages

This has bothered me for a long time, the first rule of posting quotes here says that "Religious or political quotes are not allowed" but then I see many atheistic quotes that mocking the existence or belief of God, I frankly believe that they are offensive. I think these quotes aren't even reviewed, if they were these kinds of things wouldn't be happening
By jyeung321 - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

Yea I agree. The quotes aren't reviewed probably and even if it did, sadly they'll take anything out if it discusses about God :(
By weesin - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

I agree that there are a lot of atheist quotes on this site. However, please look at the flip side of this coin....there are tons of religious quotes on this site that I, as an atheist, find equally offensive.

Not to mention all the misogynistic quotes that I, as a feminist, find offensive as well....

I don't think the quotes are monitored at all. Song lyrics, religious, anti-religious, and just plain terrible (spelling/punctuation issues) quotes are all over this site!
By aguthadeus - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

You don't have to act stupid and pretend not to get the point I making, religious quotes being talked about here are anything connected to a religion or beliefs of God whether the quote is pro or against religion, not everything has to be spelled out to you letter by letter. People come here to practice, they don't expect to find someone preaching to them or conversely someone being offensive because they are atheists. It really is bothersome that every time I am in the middle of the quote it gets so offensive that I have to skip it, it takes away the fun off typing. I know when it comes to matters like these people often tend to get triggered, whether it's an atheist or a religious person, that is why rules like these are made, but sadly there is no one enforcing them here. There are plenty of other topics where we can find really good quotes from, we don't have to fight each other over these things time and time again.
Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
By aguthadeus - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

I get what you are saying...........things like this happen because there is absolutely zero moderation, it is such a shame that Keyhero puts up rules that it doesn't bother to make follow-ups on, it makes the whole thing about having rules pointless
By weesin - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

I guess we can agree on one thing....that there are tons of quotes on this site that violate the rules in one form or another (e.g. religious or anti-religious quotes or song lyrics etc...). We'll just have to grin and bear our way through them. But there are other types of quotes that offend me on this site as well....those that are overly personal (I don't want to hear about total strangers depression, suicidal thoughts, lost loved etc) and those that are so poorly written that you must struggle your way through them (e.g. tons of spelling or punctuation errors).

I guess we just need to take the good with the bad on this site. And there's always the option to leave comments on quotes so you can at least get your two cents in....
By jpurrington - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

Some people believe in God and some don't. An opinion stated one way or the other is just that. Instead of being offended when you read something you don't agree with, just make that observation and move on. Being offended takes more energy than it's worth.

If you only listen to things you agree with, you aren't learning.
By weesin - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

Don't be ridiculous... Everyone gets offended by all sorts of things. Don't try to tell me that you wouldn't be offended if you came across quotes in support of white supremacy...or satanism. Of course everyone has different opinions and beliefs... And they're entitled to their beliefs whether we agree with them or not. That being said, if you're forcing others to to be an audience for your beliefs by airing them publicly on this site, it stands to reason that others will voice their opinion in turn...interestingly enough, they've even provided us a mechanism for us to do so!

If you post quotes or forum topics on this site, be sure that you can be reasonably certain that others won't be offended... Or, expect a comment either criticizing or supporting your view.
By user58237 - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

If you go to 'custom text tests' you can find some religious stuff if that's what you're looking for. And there's no text limit, which is nice if you like long quotes. I think that atheism as it is now is more then simply a lack of belief in a higher power/god, it has morphed into a proto-religion that is attempting to replace Christianity. At one point I was an atheist, despite growing up in a religious family (I fell down the yt and blog rabbit hole), but I have since drifted back towards a belief in God - specifically the Christian God, though I am currently nondenominational - the more I have studied and thought about the creation of the universe and our species responsibility as stewards of the Earth. Being critical of any collection of beliefs/ethics is important, especially when they become the mainstreams beliefs and ethics. I that atheism and secularism in its current form deserve to be criticized as much as the moral majority deserved to be back in the bush era. When you have a group of people that largely agree on the foundational principles of there society people start to take those principles for granted, they begin to just assume that they do not need to justify their beliefs. And their ability to justify those beliefs begins to atrophy. I think that's what happened to Christianity in the 00's. They had no spine. This might happen to secularism in the west, but I don't think that it will be Christianity that will replace it.
By lyleling - posted: 5 months, 1 week ago

I'm glad that I don't get offended by quotes, for me, there are only two kinds of quotes stupid and not that stupid.
By sowz - posted: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm an atheist so it doesn't bother me. I'd be upset if I came across religious quotes though so I see where you're coming from. But just because you're typing it doesn't mean you have to agree with it lol. At least you can rate the quotes right?
By dreyan - posted: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Just because you find a quote offensive, it doesn't mean that the quote itself is offensive.
You've decided to be offended because these quotes offer a view that clashes with your worldview, and you most likely just dismissed them outright - not giving them any though. This is your personal problem and I'd like to invite you to work on expanding your worldview and thinking for yourself.
By chronocasio - posted: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

How many is too many?

Also, I never considered how lucky I am to not retain any of the quotes while typing them.
By kerrib - posted: 4 months, 1 week ago

I just typed a quote from Pope John XXIII. Is that not religious? Or do you people expect there to be nothing but bible quotes? If you haven't noticed, there's a way for those of us using the site to rate each quote. Those with a rating of 2.50 or lower get removed. Clearly more people have disliked any so-called religious quotes than anything else. Still, I don't understand the fuss. You're here to work on your typing skills. Not get a lesson about god.
By bitbat - posted: 4 months, 1 week ago

I don’t find them offensive.