30th November 2008

“Isn't it incredible that we are so accustomed to automatic deference towards religion that straightforward blunt criticism will be construed as an aggressive attack?”

Anon.

2 Responses to “30th November 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Quite.
    So let’s see the effect of reversing the process, the effect of giving a blunt answer.

    A religionist starts arguing by launching a violent attack on atheists.
    We reply strongly too, claiming hurt feelings because we have high intellect on our side whereas “you live in a fantasy world based on biased thinking, in which you dream of gods, or some figment you call God, whereas the only gods there are exist inside your brainwashed heads.

    And if you wish to claim otherwise, you’ll have to prove it—which will be impossible because nobody in the history of mankind has ever done so. Go on, prove it.”

  2. John Sutton Says:

    Terence has the right approach. Some of the parochial christian sites in the US are often genuinely and intentionally offensive toward atheists. However, my comments, no matter how reasonable, are rarely published.