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8 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Media Hyperbole is Not... · 1 reply · +2 points

In the end, I suppose it comes down to the viewers and what we're willing to put up with. I don't find the hyperbolic cable news reporting to be terribly appealing; in fact, I am beginning to think that is is potentially harmful. It is beginning to remind me of "the boy who cried wolf."

1 day ago @ Atheist Revolution - What This Liberal Thin... · 0 replies · +3 points

I'm not sure it will ever sink in for some. I'm afraid all we can do it keep pointing out that Islam is not a race and that all religions warrant criticism.

2 days ago @ Bitch Spot - Too Many Keys? · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't keep anything on my keyring that I don't absolutely have to have with me at all times. My problem is that I have to carry several keys that all look exactly alike for work every day. I've repeatedly tried buying colored key toppers to help me organize them, but they never last more than a month and I need more of them than I've been able to find in a pack. How have you been color coding yours?

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - What This Liberal Thin... · 0 replies · +3 points

I'm not sure about anti-theists, but I do not believe that all atheists think like I do. After all, some liberal atheists have been quick to fire accusations of "Islamophobia" and racism at those who criticize Islam. Still, I suspect that there are far more liberal atheists who would agree with at least some of what I've outlined here than many conservatives realize.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - A Brief Review of 10 C... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yep. It is unfortunate that they had to be concerned with marketing a far superior movie like that, but they clearly thought they did.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - A Brief Review of 10 C... · 0 replies · +1 points

I've never seen Twin Peaks, the new one or the old one. I've never really been into Lynch. Probably need to give his stuff another chance because some of it is supposed to be pretty damn good.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Could Atheism Replace ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Religious buildings turned into museums...now that is something I'd very much like to see! I think it would be fantastic to go on secular tours of some of these buildings and hear about some of the bizarre things people used to believe. It would be just like how museums handle all sorts of other types of mythology. I suspect we are still a very long way from this happening, but it is great to think about.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Could Atheism Replace ... · 1 reply · +4 points

I have long suspected that the most effective strategy we may have for promoting atheism is not to promote atheism at all but merely to show by example that it is possible to be decent people without gods. If more religious believers see people around them who are doing just fine without gods, they might slowly recognize that they don't need them either.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - A Brief Review of 10 C... · 1 reply · +2 points

I saw Cloverfield in 2008 when it first came out, and the shaky cam stuff did not bother me that much at the time. Like you, I enjoyed the story. When I re-watched it a couple years later, the shaky cam stuff practically ruined it for me. I think my tolerance for that sort of thing must have been much lower, probably because it was such an over-used method for awhile. I hope filmmakers have finally moved on from that.

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - No Politician in History · 0 replies · +3 points

From what I can tell, many Trump supporters perceive him as strongly opposed to political correctness. They admire his willingness to say things that elected officials don't usually say. I think that is at least part of what they interpret as him telling it like it is. Strangely, whether he's telling the truth or lying doesn't usually seem to be a main consideration.