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If this is true, then I apologize for making that acusation. however, in several attemps I have not been able to find my comment in the thread.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on A Quick Note on Comments at Greta Christina's Blog
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Wow, it appears there is no room in your blog comments for a reasoned response from someone who respectfully disagrees. Yet, you left a few ridiculous postings by fundamentalists. I am sure this will allow you to rant at them and draw cheers from your fan club. I thought this would be a forum for intelligent conversation. Clearly you do not want that. So, you might as well delete this comment too.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on Atheists and Anger at Greta Christina's Blog
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Wow, you are angry! I am not sure how that helps anyone. I am largely angry about the same things and yet I arrive there as a person of faith. My concern is that your anger and self-righteousness discourages thoughtful discourse between us because you use broad strokes in your prejudice toward people of faith. I am sad that you make assertions like 45% of people in the US would not vote for an atheist without recognizing that 45% of people in the US would not vote for anyone who is not a republican and will find any excuse not to, I am sad that you say 50% of people reject evolution in favor of creationism without referring to any source to demonstrate such a ridiculous claim. I am discouraged when people right off people of faith as unintelligent while rejecting the vast contributions to the world by intelligent people of faith. I am particularly saddened when anyone, person of faith or not, rejects intelligent investigation of the truth through science and intellect in order to hang on to their fundamentalism. Fundamentalism, whether in a person of faith or in the atheist, is a most unattractive attribute and serves only to shut down genuine conversation. so, take your anger and embrace it, and maybe some day you will discover that such self -serving and self-righteous anger does not serve anyone but your own ego. People of faith can and do show anger to every instance that you have cited here. It seems to be your judgment that, because they did not let their anger shake their faith (or even their hope) that something better must surely exist, they must be somehow inferior to you. If that is what gets you through the day- good for you. The arrogance that supposed, that if we cannot explain it, it must not be true (Stephen Hawking) serves only to shut down genuine intellectual curiosity. In mind those people are no better than the ones who are satisfied to let the bible answer matters of science that it was never intended to address- creationists.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on Atheists and Anger at Greta Christina's Blog
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