Thousands of hate mail and death threats to atheists in one thread on Faux News

While some of these threats may just be trolls, there are many god botherers who really believe that atheists are deserving of being killed for our non-belief. In a recent private conversation via Facebook with a family friend-turned gay-hating, gun-toting, literal Bible-believing crazy ass lunatic, the topic went from hang the gays, to shoot the people who refuse to have an imaginary friend called God. I have lost count of the number of posts and threads I have read which contain  these sentiments from those who call themselves “true Christians.”  Some “moderate” Christians in these threads point out that the violence promoters represent only a small minority of so-called Christians who make verbal death threats to non-believers and others who they deem (based on their ancient book of barbaric stories and fables) deserving of harsh punishments and death.

Here is the article about the very heated FB debate:

FOX News Facebook Page on 9/11 Cross Generates Death Threats Against Atheists

FOX News readers on Facebook started going off after Blair Scott, Communications Director for American Atheists, appeared on America Live with Megyn Kelly. Blair reports that when he returned home from his local FOX station for the interview that his voice mail was full of messages and his inbox had almost 200 hateful messages. “I can always tell when someone from American Atheists is on FOX news, because my Inbox explodes with hate email,” said Blair.

We can talk about the issues about this, but our friend William Hamby has put it well over at the Examiner.

Moderators on FOX News’ Facebook page had been trying diligently to delete the violent threats, but not before they were screen-captured by a diligent American Atheists member named Robert Posey.

Here are the screen captures of the death threats and threat of violence posted against atheists. We have left their screen names in place. If you’re devoted enough to make the death threat then you should be devoted enough to have your name attached to your hatred. How many did FOX News delete before they could be captured? There are over 8,000 comments on their post related to Blair’s appearance on FOX News.

Fox News can hardly keep up with deleting the vitriol. Moderates state that they denounce the death threats and verbal or any violence against atheists and others, however, they still believe we are deserving of some sort of violent repercussions from their imaginary friend….for simply not believing in it/his/her existence. All believers in the God of Abraham learn from a young age that those who hold beliefs different from their own are somehow flawed, evil, to be pitied and “prayed for”. They are taught that there is a place of eternal torment and torture and suffering for us. And by believing such nonsense is one step away from supporting the folks who would have us killed and justified as some sort of “supreme justice”.

These threats are not to be shunned or taken lightly, especially in these times when there are so many “Tea Baggers” and fundamentalist nutjobs working hard to seize control of our democratic society and turn it into an oppressive, hateful, bigoted, unreasonable, theocracy. Just look at the “war” that is going on in our government as of right now. Call me a pessimist, but I have a bad feeling things will only get uglier before they get better.

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5 Responses to Thousands of hate mail and death threats to atheists in one thread on Faux News

  1. karenl53 says:

    It is obvious that those who are defending atheism are better educated. The spelling and grammar of the followers of the “Prince of Peace” needs some serious editing. The violent rhetoric reveals some deep fears that- frankly- I would think that someone who believed they were going to spend an eternity in heaven would not bother to entertain. Religion seems to breed, even require, fear hate and violence as a knee jerk reaction to anything that challenges them to think for themselves. Perhaps they were the last group to climb down out of the trees when evolution created upright apes.

  2. Mark says:

    Now is the time to fight back and hold them to their belief… Be sure to point out that they are going against their gods word by not killing the adulterers in their flock…and it is THIS reason that god is slowly burning up the planet. It is so important he made it two of the ten commandments. They must also kill all of their followers that work on Sundays…only then will we agnostics and atheists believe they are true believers and not just a hate group using their god as a reason to hate their fellow man…whats left of them!

    And yes, we do have a problem with these people taking over this government and choosing their belief over the rule of law, education, logic, and what is best for the country. As always and has been in the past, the religious leaders who run for government are very wealthy, a wealth they made off the suffering of their followers. Followers that believe they are not worthy of a decent job and food for their babies…and their leaders think this is just fine, more for them.

  3. Sue Blue says:

    Irony-meter not only pegged but exploded – “all atheists should be killed because atheists are so hate-filled and violent!” Aside from the spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, what passes for thinking in those posts is incredible. Some of them can’t even make subjects and predicates agree in their sentences, let alone craft a coherent paragraph. They read like the stream-of-conciousness thought processes of scared, tantrum-throwing preschoolers. What’s scary is these three-year-old minds belong to voting, driving, gun-owning adults. Makes you wonder how many Breiviks are lurking among the drooling, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing hordes, just working themselves up past the point of posting to actually shooting.

  4. I hate to say it Sue but i have a feeling there are lot more of them out there working themselves up to do mischief and murder. I’ve heard and read too much of some of these so-called “militias” that are running around to believe that their is no organized ‘christian’ terrorist network… or at least that no one is trying to construct one.

  5. aturingtest says:

    This reminds me of when Sarah Palin put the crosshairs on Rep. Giffords in AZ, then, when it blew up in her face, managed to somehow (in her mind, at least) turn it into a “blood libel” against HER.
    She may have been partly right in saying her rhetoric wasn’t responsible for Loughner’s actions, but she went completely off the rails when she said that anything bad that might happen as a result of that suggestion would be the fault of those who made it. What SHE said was free speech, just campaign rhetoric, and she couldn’t be blamed for any results, but anything else anybody might say against her was a “blood libel” and THEY would be responsible for any consequences.
    Sorry, didn’t mean to go off on a rant (and my first comment here, too!) but that just really ticked me off at the time, and I guess I’m still just not over it.

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