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Stamp: Don't be a dick, atheists. by 8manderz8 Stamp: Don't be a dick, atheists. by 8manderz8
I get that it can be frustrating to talk with theists about religion. Really, I do. I do it almost on a daily basis.

One thing that's common that I've come across is the idea from atheists that theists must be completely stupid to believe in X, Y, or Z religion. That's simply not the case.

There are plenty of vastly intelligent theists out there. Francis Collins for example. He's an Evangelical Christian... and he was also the guy who led the effort to complete the Human Genome Project.

Anyway, this stamp... I just wanted to throw it out there, because atheists tend to do this thing where they treat theists like they're complete morons just because they believe in something we do not find rational. You're not gonna convince anyone about your opinion by pissing them off, that's all I'm saying.

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Hates-olives Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Both sides need to calm the hell down.
TehSpaceSnake Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So glad I'm not the only one that noticed
SilentRisingSun Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
People on both sides need to stop acting like they're smarter than people on the other side. Belief or lack of belief isn't an indicator of intelligence.
Get2daChoppa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never said believers were idiots...why am I being called a dick all of a sudden?
Killuanatsume Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Not all Atheists are bad you know, I am one and I am not bad. Generalizing is not good, in either way.
Mrgreen36 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If they're idiots, then here's a list of idiots:
J.R.R Tolkien
Michael Caine
Andy Warhol
Anthony Hopkins
Orson Welles
Martin Scorsese 
Denzel Washington
Stephen Spielberg
Bob Dylan
Tom Hanks
Steven King
star-electric Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right. It's like saying "your a fucking moron because you like the taste of ketchup". It's just a bullshit excuse pretty much. Thank you for this stamp *gives you a medal*.
ColossalDick Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I first saw this..
I thought it meant those people who like Justin Bieber x'D
JackRussellVenom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very nice! I am an atheist who doesn't stereotype christens or any religious group. I know some religious people who are very productive members of society and accepting of those who don't hold their same beliefs.
sin-and-love Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
SprinkleKrisKris Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Agnostic atheist here:

I remember lurking on a Facebook page for atheists and they literally made fun of Muslim women who cover their heads by covering themselves with a towel, saying "towel head" and "allah akbar" or some shit, and yeah intolerance towards believers doesn't make them "cool"/"logical"/"intelligent".

I get criticizing Islam, but being intolerant towards believers is just counterproductive and contradicts the whole "we're tolerant!" and shit/
Rainfire-art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I'm in love with this stamp
65164584 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
I am a Christian but I think it is rude how you are treating them, Yes they are a little wrong in the head, but most had something go on in there life, I have a friend who doesn't believe cause his dad is a drug dealer!!!!
RainbowXBl00df3st Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm agnostic but totally agree with this I think people should be treated equally  no matter there beliefs :)
PinkMochi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
thank you for this stamp. 

i believe in god (catholic), and i've had atheist and agnostic friends. we never said that the other was wrong/stupid just because we have different beliefs.

but when i was in high school, a childhood friend of mine who was an atheist went and said: "you believe in god? seriously? but you are so smart!" 

i was taken aback, and felt sad. never thought that having faith in god would make other people question my intelligence, or my sense of tolerance. i don't think that people who believe in god are wrong. i don't think people who don't believe in god are wrong. we are just people who decide what to believe, right? 

now people who use their beliefs, theist or atheist, to shame, hurt or mistreat others, are another story. 
kumanoyume Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think theists are stupid.

I think that people who always try to force their subjective point of view onto other people are stupid.
gothicemokid1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If you do stamp requests, I wanted to know if you could make a stamp that says, "Depression and mental illness is NOT an accessory you show off at school, nether is Religion and Atheism, so STOP treating it that way."
Dielol0000 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I don't care if someone doesn't believe in God, all i do care is this:
Don't say something Offensive about a Religon
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's wrong with criticizing religion?
Dielol0000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
i just don't like that someone says: "lol, christianity is sh**" , or "Muslims are terrorists" or even worse
Dielol0000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
nevermind, forget it
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If [extreme] athiests claim to be "the paragons of absolute intelligence," than why wouldn't they contribute to the world in a positive manner instead of bitching about how fucked-up it is in the first place?
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't speak for "extreme" atheists as you've termed it - which I'm assuming means the idiots who think that not believing in a god automatically makes you intelligent -- but there are plenty of secular organizations/charities in the world: Wikipedia: List of Secularist Organizations for example
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are also faith-based charities in the world that contribute to society as well.…

Point is, we're all people and that's what we do.
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I know. By your comment I was under the impression you didn't know.
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had some knowledge of this topic before posting the comment, just to clear things up.
SuicidePrinter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do agree.
People often get the wrong idea about Atheists because it's people of all different 'misfit' morals who do not believe in gods shoved into a group. Atheists have lots and lots of different views of what they believe in; there aren't set things on what they believe in. They can agree or disagree on all sorts of things, and a lot of them unfortunately act like they are better than everyone who is religious. That is not everyone, however. I get angry when religion is shoved down my throat, but I also tell my fellow Atheists to sit the fuck down.
joeisbadass Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Rainfire-art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GhostOfAnIdiot Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Artist
The only religious idiots are the ones that bash other people because they don't share the same belief. Same goes for the atheists. :D
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree!
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hurray for mutual respect! and other hippie stuff. 
fuzz3Knavel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have plenty of friends who are theists and many are incredibly smart, and I'm an atheist, I agree with it, I don't spend my time bashing people for their beliefs, people believe what they want.
runawaymintyg3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an atheist, and even I agree with this.
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes two of us! :highfive:
utena11221 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
QwQ This made me feel happy, thank you for making this! Even though I am a believer, I'm never one to push it on others. I only bring it up when someone else brings up the topic, or if I'm with close friends who share my beliefs. My best friend was a Wiccan, and my close guy friend was an Atheist, and we all respected each other.

These days, online, even though I know not all Atheists are jerks, almost all that I see are. Like, at another art Gallery online, Out of my 100 and something submissions, I chose to make one religious painting that wasn't even directed to anyone other than myself, and I got severely bashed for it. I'm respectful naturally, and avoid conflict on such issues when I can, but most of the people were just bullies. And I see it with every religious painting other users (that I've come across) post.... and I totally just forgot where I was going with this...

Anyway, thank you again for this stamp!
AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love you so much!
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww Thank you!! :glomp:

I'm so sorry about the long delay in response! I'm slowly working through comments... ^^;
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CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a wonderful stamp :). I hope I don't come across as annoying to atheists, but I don't talk about religion often. When I do, I just usually am trying to clear up stereotypes and misconseptions.
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Being scientist doesn't make you intelligent. The same way there are complete retards who are famous professors and who read lots of books. You only walk on giants' shoulders. Greatness is if you are a thinker and introduce new scientific thought and rational philosophy. And theologians, preachers, fanatics, and similars, are dumb, not every theist.

And often religious people invent to have received insults from atheists. When you say atheists have bigotry, are you really sure, do you remember exactly an atheist saying litterally: "you are just bad if you are a believer"?

Because often it only happens this:

Atheist: there is no god.

Believer: oh, so you call us stupid?

Atheist: I don't remember saying that.

What we are against in the first place is the church, the influence of religion.
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely understand your point about believers getting offended quite easily at things that wouldn't normally be considered offensive. The point of this stamp wasn't to tell fellow atheists, 'stop saying those little things that make religious folks squirm even if it's not offensive,' but rather to point out that it doesn't help our stance any to be mindlessly cruel to people of faith, like by calling them brainwashed idiots or lumping all people of faith into the same pile as the extremist, fanatical religious people. :)
Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Saying someone is brainwashed isn't like saying someone is dumb. Brainwashing isn't to be imagined as such an invisible thing. We get brainwashed constantly by everyone in every possible way, even in conversations. It's totally likely to act very motivated and even aggressive while not knowing the reasons. There have never been masses of people who hailed politicians, people liking artists or sport teams, or sustaining movements, waving their flags, without even knowing what they were talking about? One should know one is brainwashed when one can't explain the reasons to oneself.

And not dictated reasons.
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the people with religions who ARE in fact ignorant and stupid give other people of their faith a bad name.
t-subgenius Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
The appeal to emotion is very strong and easily slides its food in the door. Religion exploits very basic needs and reinforces it in a group setting and its very easy to get caught up in it. Given that most are introduced to this as children, it becomes natural for them to accept it as reality and it gets wrapped up with their worldview. Again, this was taught to them at a young age before they knew that authority may not be knowledgable.
None of this makes believers idiotic, it makes them human. Religion is just so well marketed, packaged appealingly, and is easy to swallow.
Bjarru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
True. Our beliefs do not affect our intelligence :3
i-stamp Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
People can be brilliant and still have silly beliefs. I just mentioned to someone else that Tesla was a brilliant man and had a ton to contribute to science. But he also believed in alchemy, which is a very silly belief. Having that silly belief didn't make Tesla an idiot. But the belief is still silly. I find the belief in a global flood or a ~6,000 year old Earth or a man splitting loaves and fishes into thousands of equal portions silly, despite that people who may be quite intelligent believing in it.
TheAnimeAmigos Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Not every thiests believes that the earth is 6000 years old. And alchemy is surprisingly scientifiticly possible ( not in the way most people think though)
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