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Why are atheists so angry?

Why are atheists so angry?

NOT ALL ATHEISTS are angry about religion – and those of us who are angry aren’t in a constant state of rage. But yes, many atheists are angry about religion – and we’re angry because we see terrible harm being done by religion.

This question assumes that atheists are angry because there’s something wrong with us. It assumes that atheists are angry because we’re bitter, selfish, whiny, unhappy, because we lack joy and meaning in our lives, because we have a God-shaped hole in our hearts.

Our anger about religion comes from compassion, from a sense of justice, from a vivid awareness of terrible damage being done in the world and a driving motivation to do something about it. Atheists aren’t angry because there’s something wrong with us. Atheists are angry because there’s something right with us.

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