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Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Zoe

I would agree that there are many 'caricatures' or straw men of religion or religious people out there by non religious folks.

But I also see a lot of the same straw men and caricatures in referring to atheism here.

Two wrongs do not make a right, do they Ken?

BroKen

No, two wrongs don't make a right. If I am distorting the views of some atheists, I apologize. I don't think I am, though.

Perhaps if I had said "some atheists" as in, "I am struck by how often SOME atheists themselves resist rational explanations of phenomena." and "Could it be that SOME atheists have been wounded by a religious authority..." Would that help? That is really what I meant to say. I didn't mean to use a broad brush.

I will try to make those changes as I post the next post.

Zoe

You are lumping us all into a group when generally speaking we are a varied group, as varied as anyone else on the street.

The only unifying principle we have is that we do not know nor believe in a god or gods.

We do not have a creed, or a dogma like the religious do. You don't have to take your god glasses off completely to see that, only need to peer over the edges a bit to understand that.

Yes saying the terms, 'some' would help. I had this argument with some of the atheists that most of you on this page have headaches over and rightly so, when we discussed the Australian PM not being partial to gay marriage.

Her atheism has nothing to do with how she feels about homosexual lifestyles or behaviors any more than it would were she religious.

BroKen

Changes have been made. Thank you for the critique.

Zoe

Thank you Ken. You are a dear.

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