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11 hours 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.

17 hours 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.

17 hours 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.

17 hours 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.

2 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.

2 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - No Politician in History · 0 replies · +2 points

People do see and care about the hypocrisy of people in power as long as the people in power are on the other side. When they are on the same side, it isn't hypocrisy (because it is okay when we do it).

5 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Who is Responsible for... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't expect the talk of impeachment to go anywhere either. It remains to be seen if the Democrats can find a suitable candidate and turn out enough voters. Although Trump is certainly off to a rough start, I still think it is going to take more than an "At least I'm not Trump" sort of campaign message to beat him in the next election.

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Anti-LGBT Bigotry and ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good point!

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Anti-LGBT Bigotry and ... · 0 replies · +2 points

It seems like the only non-religious reason I can recall hearing for a general dislike of LGBT persons is that some people claim that they find their public displays of affection "gross" or that they "don't want to think about two dudes getting it on." Certainly not what I'd consider a good reason for any sort of bigotry, but I suppose the feeling of disgust is not going to be rational.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Facebook Needs to Stop... · 0 replies · +2 points

I haven't found that it splits traffic up that much since people still need to visit your blog to read what you have written; however, it does split comments and other interaction around your content up quite a bit. This can be frustrating and pull one's time and attention off the blog.