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6 hours ago @ Bitch Spot - Horror Show Sunday: Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

And the moment one makes the point you are making here, some Christian will inevitably come along and insist that this woman obviously is not "a real Christian." When asked how they know this, they will claim, "A real Christian would never do something like this." And when confronted with mountains of evidence of Christian atrocities, this Christian will stubbornly insist that none of the bad actors were "real Christians." It is almost as if there is a reality distortion force field surrounding one's faith to make sure reality cannot change it.

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1 day ago @ Atheist Revolution - Twitter Tips: Finding ... · 0 replies · +3 points

I had a similar experience with it initially, but mine improved quite a bit when I focused on interacting with a smaller number of people and quickly unfollowing those in whom I had no interest. I can still find people discussing topics I care about through hashtags but not trying to follow so many has improved the relevance of my timeline.

1 day ago @ Atheist Revolution - Twitter Tips: Finding ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I need to get much better about using lists on Twitter. I figured I'd write a post on that subject eventually and maybe that will force me to do some cleaning and organizing of those I follow. I have been so focused on hashtags lately that I sometimes forget all about lists.

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1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ridiculing the Ridiculous · 1 reply · +2 points

The thing about us removing their gods from public schools has always fascinated me. It is clear to anyone who bothers to investigate that students can and do pray in school. I have to think that the claims are primarily about fundraising. By drumming up outrage in the uninformed, donations can be extracted.

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1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ridiculing the Ridiculous · 0 replies · +6 points

Absolutely. And the whole idea of original sin is pretty bizarre too.

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1 week ago @ Deep Thoughts - Robert Reich (The Choi... · 0 replies · +1 points

I can't help thinking that both Obama and Reich might be right here. The Democrats didn't have a coherent message on which to campaign and have been doing a lousy job of communicating what they have accomplished. This has been a weakness of Obama's the whole time he's been in office. At the same time, Reich makes a great point about what has not been accomplished and the important role the economy plays in public perceptions of those in office. We keep hearing that the economy has improved significantly under Obama, but most of us aren't seeing any improvement at all.

1 week ago @ Deep Thoughts - Christian radio host a... · 0 replies · +1 points

Horrifying indeed. It really is something how some of these people can lead double lives like this, bringing sheep to their god over the radio while preying on the innocent. Well, maybe the two aren't all that different after all.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - When No Candidate Repr... · 3 replies · +1 points

I don't have a good sense for how many people really don't vote because they don't feel like they have a candidate who is a close enough match with their positions. If there are enough of them, it would seem like a good reason to move beyond this two party system of ours. I've been hoping to see that for some time. Maybe that would help with voter engagement.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - When No Candidate Repr... · 0 replies · +2 points

I see that largely as a failure on the part of the Democrats to adequately represent those who voted for Nader. Had they done so, far fewer would have supported Nader.

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1 week ago @ http://iamchristianiam... - Non-consensus science ... · 1 reply · +1 points

"But not all scientists agree with that" is something I often hear. It is almost as if they aren't even looking for consensus but absolute uniformity of opinion. I then have to point out that this sort of uniformity is not even found along religious believers. Silly.