10 Things I have learned from Atheism, and Liberalism:
1. Yes, you can actually hate something that you don't believe exists.
2. Tolerance is only reserved for those who unquestioningly agree with you.
3. Because some white person, somewhere, at some period in time spit on a black person; any black person spitting on any white person, anywhere and at anytime, is fully justified.
4. Equality means I deserve to be treated better than you.
5. Forcing someone to change their religious beliefs is persecution, unless you're a Christian in America. Then it's not really persecution, just a figment of your overactive imagination.
6. Denying someone equal access because of their religion is discrimination, unless you're a Christian in America. Then it's not discrimination, just a figment of your overactive imagination.
7. Atheism is the most tolerant of ideologies, and there are too many Christians and not enough lions (and no that isn't persecution, that's just a figment of your overactive imagination.)
8. Liberalism is the most tolerant of ideologies, and if you believe the Bible then you are no different than the Nazi's and ISIS. (and no that isn't persecution, that's just a figment of your overactive imagination.)
9. Everyone is entitled to openly express their opinions and beliefs. That is their right. Unless they are a Christian, then they should be forced to keep their opinions to themselves. (and no that isn't persecution, that's just a figment of your overactive imagination.)
10. All Atheists and all liberals are intellectual, learned, logical, rational, and rely on proven scientific facts upon which to prove their ideologies. All Christians are backward, ignorant, superstitious, racist, bigots, homophobes, hateful, and often inbred rednecks with guns.
Since becoming a Christian, I have also learned a great many things that are apparently antithetical to both Atheism, Agnosticism and Liberalism, such as:
1. Every human being is equal in the eyes of God, therefore do not show partiality towards anyone (Romans 10:12; James 2:1-13).
2. Loving others with a sacrificial love is always the right thing to do (Matthew 25:34-40; John 15:12; 1 John 3:18).
3. Treat others as you would have them treat you (Matthew 7:12).
4. Treat your enemies with love, respect, and forgiveness (Matthew 6:14-15 Luke 6:27-36).
5. Do not speak out in anger, or disrespectfully, or divisively; but always in kindness and love with the purpose of encouraging and forgiving and helping others (Matthew 12:36-37; Ephesians 4:29-32; James 1:19)
6. Be patient, kind, compassionate, and respectful to others, even your enemies (Colossians 3:12-14; Proverbs 24:17).
7. Don't be vengeful. Don't look for “paybacks” (Romans 12:17-21).
8. Don't be self-centered or selfish. Look to the needs of others and help. (Romans 15:1-2; Philippians 2:4)
9. Don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal and don't even think about stealing. It's wrong. (Exodus 20:14-17; Deuteronomy 5:18-21)
10. Don't commit murder (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17)
I am not going to make a judgment call as to which of these two groups is better, or more beneficial to society, as I am confident you already know. But I would like to put these out there for you, the reader, to make up their own mind, and be confident in their own mind and heart as to the benefits of each.