Some Atheists Are Just As Ignorant About Adult Singleness and Celibacy as Progressive Christians, Secular Feminists, and Protestant Evangelical or Conservative Christians
I don’t normally discuss atheism a lot on my blog, though I do sometimes write posts about my quasi-agnostic status, but I couldn’t help but notice this phenomenon.
My time on Twitter has taught me that some atheists – especially the ones with an irrational hatred of all things theist, especially Christianity – are just as stupid, prejudiced, or narrow-minded about adult singleness and celibacy and adult virginity, as are many Protestant Evangelical Christians, and other types of Christians.
Liberal, progressive, and feminist Christians are also biased against adult celibates and celibacy itself, as are secular, left wing feminists.
I normally don’t usually go looking for fights with total strangers on Twitter.
A few days ago, I was looking for Tweets with the hash tag “single” or “celibate.” You never know if you do what may turn up – you may come across some links to some good articles that way.
In the midst of skimming the tweets with the “celibate” hash tag, I saw two tweets that were very dismissive of celibacy, by two different people, one apparently an atheist, and I think the other guy was an atheist as well.
I was polite in my replies to their Tweets. I was not rude. I didn’t insult either one.
I heard back from both guys.
One guy was definitely an atheist, and I’m not sure about the second guy – though I think he was atheist too, or maybe agnostic.
The second guy wasn’t so bad. He was cordial, so there wasn’t much back and forth with him.
However, first atheist guy, with the handle @atheistic_1, either tagged his buddies in the exchange, or of their own volition, they started to chip in.
The other guys were @JeffMunroe51 and a @lobsterchin.
I don’t remember the JeffM guy being too obnoxious, and he tried to bow out of the discussion after awhile.
The lobsterchin guy began acting like a jackass, and I banned him after a few tweets.
First off, these jokers assumed I was a man. I had to correct them on that.
These atheists who were tweeting me, particularly the “atheistic_1” guy, do not understand biblical views on celibacy or singleness or natalism any more than most Christians do.
As a matter of fact, the atheist and his Twitter buddies sounded remarkably like the ignorant conservative, Reformed, Baptist, fundamentalist, and evangelical Christians whose writings about celibacy, virginity, and singleness I have been regularly criticizing and correcting on this blog the last few years.
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