How do atheists contain themselves when facing questions posed by believers on Quora?

Answer by Kris Rosvold:

Easily…IF they are honestly seeking information.

I have no problem with folks who choose to believe in a god, any more than I would a person who chooses to believe in leprechauns or unicorns.

This is the beauty of atheism and agnosticism: Just because I do not believe I MAKE NO (ZERO) demand that you disbelieve.

This is also the very (and only) place that I run into "problems" with talking to theists on these issues… Theists frequently seem to claim some of "divine right" (remember that I do not believe in gods and you'll see the "value" of that claim) to "convert" me to their way of thinking. The only place I get annoyed is when they attempt to do this through Secular Law which is STRICTLY, EXPRESSLY, AND SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY THE CONSTITUTION.

TL;DR… You are welcome to believe as you wish, I'll even defend your right to believe in unicorns, until you attempt to force those beliefs upon me.

Or… to put it another way…
Your right to swing your fist around the room ENDS at the tip of my nose.

I understand the temptation to have a "pat" set of morals that is already accepted by many… it's EASY!

How do atheists contain themselves when facing questions posed by believers on Quora?

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