Putting Atheists on a "National Registry"
I am very much like the KKK, pedophiles, and terrorist groups. You should be able to go to a government website and pull up a map showing where people like me live, so you can make it a point to avoid knowing me. Oh, and for the love of all things unholy, don't bring your kid to my house on Halloween!
Pastor Mike doesn't want this list to do anything other than give him a list of neighbors to witness to. Won't that be fun.
What seems to upset the good pastor the most is that ALL ATHEISTS HATE GOD.
I swear, I keep coming up with something new to be my number #1 atheism-related annoyance, and today's is this bizarre misconception held by many theists that atheists hate God.
That statement is almost always followed by "why do you hate something you don't believe in?" (Pastor Mike didn't let me down).
I don't want to speak for all atheists, but I'm going to go ahead and do so since people like Pastor Mike seem to like to view atheists as one big mega-hate-machine.
Atheists don't hate God. There is definitely some truth to the idea that it's illogical to hate something you don't believe in. I don't even think most atheists hate the concept of God. Many of us hate organized religion, but that should be acceptable. Many Christians hate the Islam religion but since both religions share the same God, clearly it is possible to separate the two. We hate how religion drives people to actively hate those who are different than them, and so on and so on and not to mention bleh bleh bleh.
Anyway, the point is - broad generalizations are lame.
So are lists.