Why do Atheists Insult Christians?
Atheists insult Christians because atheists are insecure and being insecure atheists want to feel better about themselves and thus atheists insult those people who do not accept their belief that God does not exist because deep inside they know God really does exist. Their knowing God exists and yet denying God’s existence causes a guilty feeling inside the atheist and thus to feel better about themselves, many atheists turn to verbal abuse.
Verbal abuse is a bullying tactic. Verbal abuse is best described as an ongoing emotional environment organized by the abuser (atheists in this case) for the purposes of control. The control atheists want when talking with Christians is emotional control over the Christian. Turning to bullying and insults, the atheist tries to take the conversation away from facts and make it an emotional display for them and their atheist friends can feel better about themselves. With verbal abuse consisting of insults and slurs against Christ Jesus and the follower of Christ Jesus, the atheist sets the stage for building their self-esteem. The underlying factor in the dynamic of verbal abuse is the abuser’s [the atheist’s] low regard for him or herself. The (atheist verbal) abuser attempts to place their victim [the Christian] in a position to believe similar things about him or herself, a form of warped projection. (1)
Atheists continue to bully and insult me (and others who follow Christ Jesus) because atheists feel the imbalance of power of their atheist’s beliefs as opposed to Christian beliefs because deep down inside each atheist, know that they are suppressing the knowledge within each of us that God exists. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools,… being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:20-32)
Denial of Truth
No matter how much atheists deny that they are insecure with their atheist beliefs, atheists bully and insult Christians because they are insecure with their atheist beliefs. Some atheists go so far as to mask their face and disguise their voice in their videos because they are so insecure of their atheist beliefs yet they still bully and insult Christians in their videos because of the insecurity they have about their atheist beliefs so that they can feel better about themselves. Further studies have shown that envy and resentment may be motives for bullying. Research on the self-esteem of bullies has produced equivocal results. While some bullies are arrogant and narcissistic, others can use bullying as a tool to conceal shame or anxiety or to boost self-esteem: by demeaning others, the abuser him/herself feels empowered. (2) Most atheists who do the bullying and insulting of Christians are both, arrogant and narcissistic as they use bullying as a tool to conceal their anxiety over their atheistic beliefs… or as some atheists put it, their lack of beliefs.
Atheists know that bullying is a form of abuse yet they deny that they use bullying tactics just as they deny God exists. An atheist may say, “I insult you because I find you annoying and uninteresting, and morally bankrupt. I am not bullying you, I am insulting you.” OR “I insult you because I consider you worthy of great insult and find your messages very annoying.” OR “Still, whatever makes you feel special I guess.” Other bullying tactics atheists deploy is when they make statements like these in their trying to change the discussion from facts to an emotional display; “Well for one thing you are deflecting by changing the subject.” OR “I think you fail to grasp the…” OR “God revealed himself to you? How? Hearing voices in your head? You should probably see a psychiatrist.” OR “It is sad, you are clearly a very dishonest man.” OR “Wow you are clearly mentally ill!” OR “You are profoundly dishonest.” OR “You are a sick and dishonest man.” OR “Please stop lying.” OR “You simply refuse to answer a single question.” OR “You are a liar.” OR “You've never had an answer for anything, just BS claims, lies and fairy tales.” Each of these bullying tactics I have had addressed explicitly at me by atheists along with many much more insulting and profane than these examples. It is odd how many times different atheists use almost the exact wording/jargon in their insults and their denying of their insults. It is as if they get together on it so to be as one voice yet I’m sure that atheists will deny that they do; yet if one does some research, one will see the truth about just how much atheists come together as one voice such as does a cult.
Imbalance of Power
Atheists know bullying involves repeated acts over time attempting to create or enforce one person's (or group's) power over another person (or group), thus an "imbalance of power". The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. Bullying is an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person. Bullying behavior may include name calling, verbal or written abuse. Research indicates that adults who bully have personalities that are authoritarian, combined with a strong need to control or dominate. (2) Atheists who turn to bullying and insults in conversations with Christians want to control and dominate the conversation away from facts and into emotional displays. Atheists who turn to bulling and insults are not seeking truth, they are using bullying as a tool to conceal their shame and anxiety and to boost their self-esteem: thinking that by demeaning Christians their atheist friends will come and bully and insult the Christian too thus the atheist abuser feels him/herself more empowered and in control… especially when other atheists jump in and bully and insult the Christian too.
No Moral Absolutes
Atheists knowing that there is no absolute moral basis for atheists to stand. Based on their belief in Darwin Evolution, atheists believe that they are merely stating a chemical reaction randomly occurring in their brain when atheists state their opinion; thus, an atheist’s opinion is purely meaningless especially when it comes to moral judgments. The evolutionist [atheist] has no basis for moral judgments. If man is just the result of millions of years of evolution, our behavior is based on random chemical reactions. There is no ultimate moral code. All morality is relative. So if a person needs money, why is it wrong to rob someone? According to evolution, the stronger person should succeed. Might makes right. So, in the evolutionary view, such violence is a natural, and necessary, part of the world. Why would someone place their life at risk for someone else if all morality is relative? According to evolution, the life at risk needs culled so that it doesn’t continue to procreate. (3)
Those who have a worldview based on the Bible have a consistent basis for acts of kindness, charity, or caring. We are commanded in Scripture to love our neighbors as ourselves, to perform acts of mercy, and to care for the widows and orphans. If we take evolution to its logical conclusion, we will conclude that these widows and orphans should die because they are a drain on the resources of nature. (3) Thus the imbalance of power of atheist’s beliefs as opposed to Christian beliefs; atheists have relative subjective opinions over time changing and Christians have a solid unchanging foundation of morals set by God.
If you don’t start moral sets on God then where do they come from? They would come from men. But no two people believe the same thing. So who would be right—the rapist, the murderer, the thief, or one who doesn’t do all these things? They are all right in their own eyes. Without God, there is no way you could ever tell someone they are right or wrong. Ultimately, in the system of beliefs by man, there is no right or wrong, it’s just opinions. Only God can determine right and wrong as He created us and only He knows what is best. (3)
Atheists rejecting God sets forth the imbalance of power atheists recognize between themselves and Christians. In doing so, many atheists turn to bullying and verbal abuse to compensate for their feelings of insecurity and use insults as a tool to conceal their shame and anxiety to boost their self-esteem. Atheists who continue to bully and insult Christians do so because the atheists are trying to suppress the truth of God even further down and out of their conscience. The more atheists suppress the truth, the more vile and enraged atheists become. The more vile and enraged atheists become, the more atheists damage their physical body due to the stress they implore upon themselves and risk their eternal life to damnation. The longer duration an atheist continues to deny God, use bullying tactics, and insult Christ Jesus and those people who follow Christ Jesus, the more likely that these atheists will become even more insecure with their atheist beliefs because the longer the atheist pushes himself/herself away from God, the farther away the atheist is from loving not only God, but the people around them because God is love and without God, there is no love because all love comes from God. (1 John 4:7) The longer an atheist continues being an atheist, the less love for others the atheist displays who do not hold the same insecure atheists beliefs.
I suggest that atheists seek help in order to address their low regard for themselves. In fact, I suggest that atheists drop to their knees and repent of their sins to Christ Jesus and ask forgiveness to which Christ Jesus will forgive them if they are indeed repentant of their sins and then they should accept Christ Jesus as their savior. Even though these atheists have insulted Christ Jesus, He loves them and wants them to accept His love for them and He wants them to choose to love Him (Romans 5:8). Christ Jesus does not force His love on anyone as His mercy comes as a gift which each of us must accept.
As I stated, atheists denying the true reason why atheists insult Christians is the reason for atheists insulting Christians. The true reason atheists insult Christians is that atheists deny Christ Jesus as their savior. Atheists are insulting Christ Jesus more than atheists are insulting Christians thus is why atheists do their insults and bullying; atheists have deluded themselves by pushing down their knowledge of God. Atheists can overcome their insecurity by confessing that they are not perfect and accepting Christ Jesus as their savior.
- From Where do Morals Come?