I’m not what is commonly referred to as an angry atheist. I’m not angry with anyone at all. I don’t actually care what most believers think about me, an atheist, and it shouldn;t bother anyone else either. Why should I be angry about being a non-believer? If anything, for all of us, it should allow us a portion of freedom from something that has always damned those that either didn;t believe, or believed differently.
I can’t exactly refer to myself as a happy atheist, because my atheism doesn’t really come into my state of mind, or my feelings about anything, with that single exception that I’m free from the guilt, the fear that is the indoctrination of being a believer.
I’ve always been a fairly happy person. If not happy, maybe just content of who I am and what I am, I’ve always tried to be a friend, even to those that rejected my overtures simply because I am not a believer. I’ve moved past that in recent years, in that I won’t make the attempt if there’s not someone willing to just talk. That’s all. Just talk,.
I don’t know an atheist I would describe as angry. Of course, people have their own issues to work through and it may come across to some as being angry being an atheist where those issues have nothing to do with being an atheist.
Believers have a different agenda as we all know. How many times do atheists have to tell those sme believers that we cannot prove a negative, and that instead of atheists showing that god doesn’t exist, it’s up to the ones that accept the existence of a god to show we atheists, that we’re wrong. I don’t know of a single atheist that would deny definitive proof if it were presented. Somehow, our denial makes us angry.
If I wanted to call anyone angry, it would be believers because they are unable to support that belief with any evidence of anything. I don’t really see any evidence of angry atheists as we’re portrayed not only by believers, but in the media as well.
It annoys me to no end to be referred to as an angry atheist especially from those that refuse to engage me on any level. Have you ever noticed? No one asks athsits why they are, it’s always that we are angry at god, or some other nonsense. Enggaging an atheist, honestly, may change a mind or two.
I’m not optimistic of that happening, but it would be a start.