Why do some atheists hate the believers?

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There could be many reasons why some atheists would hate those who believe in religion, but I believe that the main one is that they resent the way in which believers (who seem irrational to them) dominate the society and culture in which the atheists live.

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There could be many reasons why some atheists would hate those who believe in religion, but I believe that the main one is that they resent the way in which believers (who seem irrational to them) dominate the society and culture in which the atheists live.

Many atheists regard believers as something of superstitious and irrational people.  They feel these people are not really thinking straight about the world.  At the same time, they realize that the believers have a dominant position in society and culture.  Even in a relatively secular country like the US, they see politicians talking about religion and they see athletes thanking God for their victories.  They understand that the whole society is dominated by people who assume the existence of a god.

I think this leads some of them to anger (or even hatred) because their own beliefs (which they think are superior and rational) are ignored and ridiculed by the vast majority of the society.

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