Atheists: Would you have commented on this Facebook situation? Theists: What are your thoughts on the comment I did make?
One of my good friend’s sisters (whom I know and like) posted this picture on Facebook, which implies that atheists are immoral and weak. I don’t think she meant to be hurtful, and of course, she is free to post whatever she likes, but still.
I debated long and hard before responding to it, but in the end, I felt I couldn’t let it go unchallenged. I commented, “I don’t begrudge you your faith, <her name here>, but this is pretty offensive to atheists (like me). I still love ya’, though!”
I thought I was nice enough about it, but I knew I might be opening a can of worms, and that some discussion might result from it. I wasn’t itching for a fight or anything. Just trying to be informative, I guess. I looked at it as a learning opportunity, in case she (or those viewing it) hadn’t thought of it that way.
I was surprised to see that not only did she not reply to my comment, she deleted it. The picture, though, that’s still there, along with several comments that support the view it expresses.
Atheists: What would you have done, and why?
Theists: Am I the offensive one, here? How could I have handled this better?
PLEASE: Don’t let this devolve into an atheist vs theist fight. That’s not what I’m looking for. Thanks!