- The old cliché of "Atheist Dogma" being invoked.
Either the user doesn't realise how preposterous it is, in which case a fundamentalist mindset is involved or the user does and it was a troll comment.
That's not very civil.
It was just as "civil" as one with an agenda making sweeping, insulting generalizations such as Longinus posting:
Now, you can believe what you want, but believing in prayer affecting the external world is exactly the same as believing that broken mirrors cause seven years of misfortune. It is superstition.
Funny how you missed that in your defense of any statement about atheist behavior.
But if you were not so woefully one-sided, you would picked up on another of Longinus' insulting, loose-minded posts:
...or even millennia after people stop believing that the mythological aspects of it are true. Think Greco-Roman mythology; we are still familiar with it and it is still referenced today. We understand what Mars and Venus (or Ares and Aphrodite) symbolise, even though this religion they belonged to has been dead for ages
No...you missed that too while playing armchair defender. Not only was the above quote revealing a glaring ignorance of historical record, but lowering said record to that of genuine myth only proves agenda leads his every thought--the very reason he tried to re-script a stated religious belief/practice even in the fictional Star Trek III
Let's see if you will attempt to spin the quotes as being something other than part of his long list of hostile posts regarding religion.
This should be good.