who is deliberately angry at all religious
people for no legitimate reason. An Angry Atheist will often write books, create YouTube
videos, or film documentaries with the purpose of destroying others' religious beliefs. An Angry Atheist
will pretend to have the authority of science and history on their side, but will immediately reject any science or history that supports the claims of a given religion, with the accusation that it is "biased" or "un-intellectual".
Oftentimes, the Angry Atheist has been brought up with a religious mindset (usually Christian
) which he/she has abandoned for intellectual/emotional reasons. But the painful feeling of having been raised on "lies" and "fairy-tales" has left the person very bitter toward all religions
and religious people
. And therefore, the Angry Atheist
will essentially pick fights for philosophical vengeance, targeting religious laypeople
and often avoiding debates with intelligent religious leaders capable of destroying their arguments.
An unfortunate side-effect of this out-going hostility, is that religious
people will often attribute the attitudes of this minority
to all Atheists
, causing a negative stereotype
to be formed.