Originally Posted by Frisky
I'm not perfect. I do try to be as objective as possible.
Basing your assertion on 2 people you know, 2 public figure activists, and some people you've encountered on forums is as objective as possible for you? It's not possible for you to be any more objective in your assessment of "most atheists" than that? That seems like an extremely small sample to me.
Let me ask you, are YOU 100% objective yourself??!
No. I don't hold that as a standard. I'm simply asking you if you find yourself as LOL as other people who are not perfectly objective in their viewpoint (e.g., everybody).
I don't find you to be LOL because of your highly subjective perspective in this matter. It does sound pretty mean-spirited to me, though, and not what I'd call "spiritual." That's because referring to the majority of a group as something insulting, like "arrogant and condescending," contributes to a feeling of hostility and us vs. them, like:
"Most African American people are lazy."
"Most Mexicans are stupid."
"Most gay people are perverts."
"Most men are dogs."
This kind of remark is sometimes followed by, "of course, there are a few exceptions - some of my best friends are African American/Mexican/gay/men" or "you're too sensitive/taking it personally" but that doesn't tend to mitigate the hostile environment that such remarks create. It's just crazy making -- in the sense that it occurs to listeners like pretending to have a win/win intention when there's really a win/lose intention going on. It's hard for anyone to believe you have a win/win intention when you're using insulting prejudiced terms and then LOLing when someone lets you know they find it insulting.
What astral plane do people who do that
end up on?
I think you're probably genuinely concerned about the spiritual wellbeing of others. And I invite you to consider the feelings of the people whom you generalize in an insulting way, and what it is you're actually creating in the conversation -- what kind of astral plane you are generating right now