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October 30th, 2007


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11:51 am
Why one particular atheist is angry.

I agree with pretty much everything she had to say.
So I'll just add, "amen."
Current Location: work
mood: calmcalm

(82 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:komos
Date:October 30th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but it's as an atheist. Why?

This was answered in the article: One of the most common criticisms lobbed at the newly-vocal atheist community is, "Why do you have to be so angry?"

It seems that both you and inlaterdays have rushed to bristle at the possibility that the article is saying something that it clearly is not. The author is an atheist, and as an atheist is writing in response and in reaction to a single question. In answering that question, in no way does she suggest that those who hold to a religious faith can't be angry. Similarly, in no way does she implicate you or your faith, unless you believe (for instance) that atheists should not be a citizens, that modern medicine is no substitute for prayer, or that unexamined and unquestioned belief is a Good ThingTM. At no point in the article did she suggest that ALL believers do or think X. Instead, she cites specific examples of how she gets angry when believers exhibit specific behaviors, specific biases, or specific beliefs.
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From:inlaterdays
Date:October 30th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Why can't she admit that she's angry as an individual? Her stance of "my group hates your group and we have a right to here's why" is just hate-mongering.

OOH GODWIN'S LAW LOOMS ON THE HORIZON EVERYBODY DUCK
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From:inlaterdays
Date:October 31st, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Because I don't think she's worth my time? I was responding to an LJ friend's reaction to her post; the OP doesn't interest me. The LJ friend has asked for this thread to stop, so that's it for me. :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:October 31st, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
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I never did anything of the sort, if you're speaking of me.
Not that I'd pour gasoline on a flamewar, but I wouldn't pour water either. ^_^
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From:inlaterdays
Date:October 31st, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Oh! I thought you said "let's let it die"...was that just that particular sub-thread?

http://inahandbasket.livejournal.com/509320.html?thread=2412168#t2412168

I seem to be failing with regard to making it clear what or to whom I am replying D:
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From:inahandbasket
Date:October 31st, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
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ah, guess I did confirm that it should cease.
Insomnia, never a good reason for posting to the intarwebs. *sigh* I just walked into a wall, so I'm doing no better today. >_
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From:inlaterdays
Date:October 31st, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm sleep-deprived too and I've been without a car for over a week, so I really should not have been argumenting on the intarwubs at all yesterday. Sorry to everyone I pissed off.
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