SpiritualAtheist

SpiritualAtheist

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310 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Oh Hai! · 0 replies · +1 points

Maybe having an playstation AND an Xbox is the answer?
And thank you :)

357 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Atheists are afraid to... · 0 replies · +1 points

Give me your best evidence and we'll discuss.

358 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - A Moment of Sunshine · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you very much.

359 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Atheists are Arseholes! · 0 replies · +1 points

"I don't have a problem with Christianity being taught in mythology class" is a perfectly fine answer. I agree with this. It is a succinct and good answer to the question. But, what may have been more interesting may have been to end with the words, 'and here's why...'

There is a time for being flip yes, but the problem to me seems to be that this has become our default response to everything. Yes people may accuse us of being a jerk because we are disrespectful of religion, but how much better if we can respond by saying, "I get why you think I'm a jerk, but I'm not trying to be. I have just quesions," and therefore opening a debate.

So often being flip simply serves to close the debate down and harden the believers against us. And that serves no one.

360 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Atheists are Arseholes! · 0 replies · +1 points

Intense debate does wierd things like that! Better than blogger comments but by no means perfect

360 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Atheists are Arseholes! · 0 replies · +1 points

We must remember that many believers are doing this not simply to annoy us, or to cause trouble, but because they really believe what they are saying. They are convinced that they are speaking with absolute truth on their side.

If you were making an argument that you were convinced was total truth, and someone, who you already didn't much like, belitted you for saying it, would it change your mind? Or would it cause you to fight back even harder.

Further to this everytime we do respond with contempt or with ridicule, we are hurting the way people view us and damaging the perception of Atheists even further.

Does it not make more sense to swallow our contempt, and show some courtesy?
We're more likely to get through to people that way, and we can start to make Atheist a positive word, rather than a negative one.

360 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Atheists are Arseholes! · 1 reply · +1 points

Thank you for you well thought out comments.

I agree with you on basically, all your points. we do have the right to disagree, and express that disagreement. And I do not feel that Christians have any authority on the topic of religion. If anything atheists normally know more than they do about it.

You ask if it is a question of tone. And yes, in short it is.
Secondly, your point here sounds very much like the tone argument. You are saying that their points are all valid, but you discount them because of the tone in which they are said. The fact is that the tendency of religious apologists to use unsubstantiated, incorrect and sometimes even self-contradictory BS can cause some atheists to be rather snarky in their responses. Is this wrong of them?


My question isn't if it is wrong or right, but if it aids us.

360 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Why Atheist? Why not A... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thank you! Great to know you liked it!

It is strange how I get the same thrill now listening to something like 'The show must go on' by Queen, that I used to get in church.

Maybe Freddy Mercury and God are one and the same person? :)

360 weeks ago @ http://www.spiritualat... - Why Atheist? Why not A... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you.
Every atheist I've spoken too says pretty much the same thing. But people never really seem to understand it. They think instead that we 'have faith' there is no god, or we don't want there to be a god.

Of course I want there to be a god! That'll be such a massive comfort, so long is it was decent one. I'd love there to be aliens too!

I was just trying to give a counter example.

361 weeks ago @ Godless Woman - Intense Debate · 0 replies · +2 points

My only concern with Intense debate is that they don't work on the mobile templates. Otherwise they appear to be doing just fine on my blog