Insecurity is a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving of oneself to be vulnerable in some way, or a sense of vulnerability or instability which threatens one's self-image or ego. Insecurity may help to cause shyness, paranoia and social withdrawal, or alternatively it may encourage compensatory behaviors such as arrogance, aggression, or bullying, in some cases. As insecurity can be distressing and feel threatening to the psyche, it can often be accompanied by a controlling personality type or avoidance, as psychological defense mechanisms. (1)
Over the last four years from my personally talking with hundreds of atheists via Twitter, YouTube, and blogs; it is very clear that atheists are emotionally insecure. From reading atheist tweets and blogs and from watching atheist YouTube videos it is very clear that atheists are emotionally insecure.
What causes an Atheist to be Emotionally Insecure?
Atheists are emotionally 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 their self-denying God’s existence causes a guilty feeling inside the atheist thus causes the atheist to be emotionally insecure.
How does an Atheist’s Emotional Insecurity Display Itself?
As stated in WikiPedia.org, emotional insecurity displays itself through compensatory behaviors such as arrogance, aggression, or bullying and can often be accompanied by a controlling personality type. It is through each of these behaviors with which an atheist’s emotional insecurity displays itself as can be easily found on Twitter, YouTube, and atheist blogs. Thus to feel better about themselves, atheists display their emotional insecurity through compensatory behaviors such as arrogance, aggression, and bullying and by trying to control those people who do not accept their belief that God does not exist. Most atheists turn to verbal abuse as displayed in their Tweets, blogs, and YouTube videos.
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. (2)
No matter how much atheists deny that they are emotionally insecure, atheists bully and insult Christians because they are emotionally insecure with themselves. Some atheists go so far as to mask their face and disguise their voice in their videos because they are so emotionally insecure and 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. (3) 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 emotional insecurity and atheistic beliefs… or as some atheists put it, their lack of beliefs.
Why do Atheists display Their Emotional Insecurity?
Atheists display their emotional insecurity 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)
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. (3) 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 emotional insecurity, 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.
Good News for all Atheists to Overcome their Emotional Insecurity
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 2:21
The only way an atheist can overcome their emotionally insecurity is to not deny God. 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 Christ Jesus as their savior is the reason that they are emotionally insecure and because they are emotionally insecure they bully those people who accept Christ Jesus. Atheists insult Christ Jesus far more than they are insulting Christians which is why atheists are emotionally insecure and do their insults and bullying; atheists have deluded themselves by pushing down their knowledge of God.
Atheists can easily overcome their insecurity by confessing that they are not perfect and by accepting Christ Jesus as their savior.