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- I see a lot more posts happened on this thread. I hope Dennis takes a little time to think about some of his statements.
I have faith that he will not, though. Not theistic faith, of course. Nor atheistic faith. Just faith.Mar 26, 2013
- Curtis Wenzel has it right... Whoever wrote this is clearly unequipped to have the discussion from the start, due to their obvious inability to relate to matters of "belief"... I find the attack on Theists very entertaining. Truly spiritual individuals who regularly practice it have no room in their belief structure to attack atheists, nor anyone else. The minority group, (evangelists, jihadists, radicals, etc...) are not true representations of spirituality, and are actually shared as a threat with atheists. Just as most outspoken opponents of theism are but a small, resentful group who don't accurately represent their self-declared peers in atheism. The atheists I know who claim their lack of theistic beliefs are based almost entirely on their own respective experiences and logic are not threatened by those who do look elsewhere for strength and guidance. So, the author of this post, as well as those who panhandle their hate and division-based rhetoric, are commonly lashing out due to a past experience or set of negative experiences, and not trying to change any "believer's" mind on the matter.Mar 27, 2013
- Sorry you feel that way, but atheists are still very unpopular in the US. A Gallup poll a few years back showed us as the most hated minority in the country, and (IIRC) last year's Pew study showed over half of Americans would not vote for an atheist for president. I can't remember now if that put us at the bottom or if we managed to beat the Muslims this year. There are still parts of the country where it is not safe to be publicly known as an atheist.
I happen to think that Dawkins' and his fellow travellers' rhetoric is over the top and doing more harm than good but that does not mean atheists should just Be Quiet And Not Make Trouble.Mar 27, 2013
- But should we attack believers or even bother to try to change their minds? I think we should stick up for ourselves when threatened or forced to comply with religious dictates pushed on us through religious-based laws. But more than anything, we should raise our children based on our convictions.Mar 27, 2013
- that's the flaw in both sides' approaches...Mar 27, 2013
- And I don't think anyone will change a persons mind by insulting his/her beliefsMar 27, 2013
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