They can't leave. The very notion of atheism scares the **** out of them and stirs them to act nuts like this.
There's this call in show, The Atheist Experience, based here in Austin. Once in a while I watch some of their past episodes on YouTube.
It's happened more than once the a Christian will call in and accuse them of, in so many words, "ganging up" on Christians. The callers will be irate that this show is offending them and denying them their rights, etc.
There are literally hundreds of Christian TV stations in the US alone, and thousands of Christian radio stations in the US. Not to mention publications, churches, organized meetings, ad infinitum.
Yet, this not for profit show and podcast that is run out of (I actually drive by the place sometimes) 600 square foot bungalow where a few shows are produced, with after the show pot luck dinners or ordered in food, is endangering and ganging up on all of Christiandom.
That's some powerful fear.
These believers have unlimited outlets to talk about their beliefs, but they have to begrudge an entity that barely has a budget, where the people on the show are volunteers. They're just regular people taking call ins and providing a platform where questions can be asked, and things discussed.
Like here. I'm sure I'll have to listen to someone soon telling me how out of line I am suggesting they start their own damn thread, when there's a perfectly good one here they can take over.
Christians (and I'm qualifying this once saying I don't mean all Christians) just ******* love to assume you agree with them. They must be taught in the cradle that partiular lip purse that indicates the other person isn't playing by their rules.
Here's a non-believers vent for you.
I can't even remember how long ago this was, maybe a year. It was when I had to rush the mister to the ER, and he threw a grand mal seizure when I was pulling up, and had another one in the ER while I watched. Not to make this all about me, but the few days before that had been rough, I was already exhausted, and this put me over the edge.
Yet, once he was knocked out, taken up to telemetry, hooked up to dozens of wires on his head, and everything else, I was expected to politely respond to the telemetry tech telling me all about his damn church and how some well known actor goes there, and oh my god who the hell cares why are you telling me this **** when I am at the end of my tether.
Next the nurse comes in and I ask if she's all squared away so I could go home. Of course not. I have to sit there 45 minutes while she does her duties because "I need to get info from you". That turned out to be the same old same old stuff that they obviously already had from multiple prior hospitalizations.
But I thought. "It's ok, just answer the questions. She's just doing her job"
Until she gets to the "Religion?" question, and I respond "none".
She brightly says "Ok, I'll put Non-denominational"
I replied. "That's not what I said. I said...NONE"
So there the lip purse from her, and the "some well known actor goes to my church" guy does that glance over like "oh. that's what a devil worshipper looks like" crap.
Yet, if the situation was reversed, just imagine.
So literally tens of thousands of outlets available for you to discuss whatever all you've been going on about for pages now just isn't enough. You've just got to dig in here too.
You just cannot let others have their place without sticking your big nose in, especially with your pretentiousness.
And yes, this goes for non christian believers too. You're all a pain in the ass.