For the past few months, Atheists on Twitter have been dropping like flies. In an act of desperation, the #AtheistRollcall trend was created to voice support for the #atheism trend and its tweeters.
A Tweeter on the blog (http://957chatterton.blogspot.com/p/suspended-twitter-atheists.html) writes his frustration regarding Twitter’s action of suspending Atheists. He whines about this course of action but refuses to accept that suspension results from the actions of these Atheist tweeters, not censorship.
I understand debates and discussions can bring about great passion and emotion; however, there is no need to bully, put down, harass, stalk, or mock those who believe in God just because you don’t.
There is no reason to be condescending and disrespectful by calling someone a moron, idiot, retard, backward; or by attacking beliefs in an immature manner.
One can present reasons for not believing in a calm intelligible and polite manner. This is where Atheists fail greatly. They claim to be intelligent and rational, but intelligence and rationality cannot co exist with immaturity.
Atheists on twitter roam around harassing believers and bullying them to the extent that it can be criminal. In this time, where so many anti-bullying campaigns are surfacing in order to prevent the aforementioned, it is absurd to think that these so-call rationalists contribute to the bullying epidemic.
Twitter has every right to suspend any account that is breaking its rules, harassing others, bullying others and spreading around ignorance, hate, anger, and profanity.
If you are an Atheist reading this and you harass believers, mock them, curse at them, bully them, invite others to bully them, spread around ignorance and hate, what do you expect Twitter will do?
- I invite everyone to report Atheists who cannot keep their composure and online etiquette in check.
- Report Atheists who only seek to bait and insult.
- Report Atheists who only seek to offend, bully and mock believers.
- Report Atheists who spread falsehoods and ignorance that promote bigotry.
- Get them suspended. They are providing nothing but hate and ignorance to the discussion.
Here are some encounters I’ve had: