***Edit***: Commenters point out this video’s a joke. Glad to hear it. I still think this is a conversation worth having.
I think the atheist’s message would’ve been more effective without the CAPS LOCK and exclamation point… But still, I like seeing that comment in those kinds of Facebook threads.
Now, is that really bravery? I don’t think it takes bravery to write a comment like that — it’s more of just having the mindset that you’re going to tell the truth no matter what, and if others can’t understand that, screw ’em.
The downside is that it comes off as insensitive and dickish (especially if the cancer survivor is the person who made the comment about god). But if you’re making that comment, you probably don’t care. Does that mean we shouldn’t make the comment? Not at all. We should be the voice of reason in that situation. It wouldn’t hurt to use some tact, though. (*Cue accusations of being a tone troll*)