Jack

Jack

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2 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - An Evangelical Ambush ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Good point! And I did drink way too much coffee when I returned home.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Can a Scam Become a Re... · 0 replies · +2 points

If a god could make itself known and doesn't, it must be "mysterious ways." At least, that is usually the response I get when I go down this road.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Prayer Circles on the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I had been warned about the religiosity of the South, but I still wasn't prepared for the degree of Christian privilege that exists here. It is tough to even know how to describe it sometimes.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Prayer Circles on the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Something about the idea that one religion is needed to fix the damage caused by another ought to be a tough sell. I know it isn't, but I think it should be.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Can a Scam Become a Re... · 2 replies · +2 points

If there was a god that had the attributes usually assigned to it, I'd think it could reveal itself in all sorts of ways that would lead to the abrupt end of disbelief. If it wanted us to know it was there, it seems like it could accomplish this.

1 week ago @ Bitch Spot - Horror Show Sunday: Yo... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'd like to suggest that all future wars be fought with "prayer warriors."

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Who Knew How Much Fun ... · 1 reply · +2 points

That's a good idea! I've done that a few times but it is usually along the lines of writing a comment somewhere and then realizing I have far more to say and don't want to leave an essay in someone's comments thread. Twitter can be good for that as well.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Who Knew How Much Fun ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Nope. Just seems to be one scandal after another. No new arguments for why we should disregard reality.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Who Knew How Much Fun ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Good point. One of the things I have enjoyed (most of the time) has been discovering posts that I would not write these days because they do not reflect my current views. Good to see some evidence of change, even if it is humbling at times.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Every Interaction As A... · 0 replies · +1 points

I suspect these attitudes can still be found in some fields, although it has been interesting to see that religion has now been placed under the banner of diversity, which shields it from much of the criticism it might otherwise face.

When we complained about the graduation prayers, we actually had a good mixture of atheists and non-Christian religious believers. If I remember correctly, one of the most vocal complainers was a religious Jew who objected primarily to the many obnoxious Jesus references. I don't think he would have been so upset had the prayers not been consistently sectarian.