It appears that the ones putting the active effort are those who FEEL they must enforce what they think upon everyone else.
I'm just telling you what the words mean. You are the one trying to emote your way through this discussion. Sure, call me nasty things for defining the words you are using. We have to agree on basic definitions or else there is no way to rationally discuss anything.
The beauty in people who are balanced and have peace is that they know the only way for everyone else to have the same is for them to work through in in their own lives and reach in on their own.
And what the heck does that hippie horse hockey have to do with the meaning of the words "Atheist" and "barefoot"?
The only thing you can do is try to crush them into the ground for following their hearts in doing what makes them be better individuals.
Yeah, handing over a chunk of their income to charlatans makes people better...
The primary scourge and vice of the world and civilization is not religion. It is the effort everyone puts on stepping on everyone else- and by belittling others, you are doing the same.
If you want to shuit off your rationality and let someone else tell you what to think go for it. I don't care and I'm not about to try and change you. However I will mock you for it.
Even atheists say they cannot clearly display non existence.
Want proof on "non-existence" of the pantheon of invisible friends? Simply look at the number of people who live on welfare or in shabby old trailer parks. I'll bet you the number of them who are atheists are far under represented per capita. Meaning that if lets say 10% of the total population of America were atheists far less than 10% of the people in such destitution would be atheists.
Thus all the praying and begging to invisible friends not only fails to uplift you, it leads to being bigger screw ups. If their gods existed why would he/she/it leave them in such a sorry state of affairs? If prayer works then why aren't more atheists living in destitution than Christians?
This is disrespectful, not to any human practice, but towards mature discussion and adult intellect and the common courtesy that is required for human interaction.
What, calling prayer what it is? A bunch of grown people begging a non-existent entity for help with their problems? I didn't even use nasty words, unless you are one of those prudes who think "butt" is a nasty word.
It also shows that you are worked up and angry about things
Can the pop psych sister. The only thing that torques me off is your blatant abuse of the language. Words have meanings. Trying to use some wacky hippy philosophy to say otherwise is intellectually dishonest.