From: Ben Dawson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 20 Jan 2006 - 14:30:09 GMT
On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 20:44:27 +0100, you wrote:
>Reading what you have been thru', you got my sympathy, but no more than
>that. It is not that god exist that everything is allowed and all can and
>said or done in his name !
>I am sorry to say, but in the context of this forum, your mind is infected
>memes that never will die, moreover, " God is not dead, nor is he dying, be-
>cause such a cock- up won 't die, an illusion never dies, a fairytale will
>be refuted. ", that writes Michel Onfrey in his new book ' Atheology '.
>Who today doesn 't believe, the atheist_ like me_ gets cursed, loathed and
>is consired as being immoral and repulsive.
Steady on old boy!
Yes it is true that some people do view atheists as cold and immoral
and it really gets up my nose when I hear people attaching that stigma
to atheism. People who know me personally would not put me into that
category at all, and I'm sure you're not either.
Unfortunately there are also plenty of equally derogatory stereotypes
applied to people of religious faiths. For example, I would not agree
with you that religious people are "soft and weak". If I said that to
my sister, she'd probably slap me, just to prove the contrary!
As for this "militant atheist" approach you speak of, I'm not sure I'd
go along with that. OK, whilst I don't subscribe to religious ideas
myself, I do believe that the majority of them are harmless. Some even
offer a comfort to people in times of crisis. Surely we should be
tolerant of those beliefs, shouldn't we?
>No harm intented,
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