Video: Atheists devise creative new way to alienate people

posted at 8:54 pm on March 2, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, a reminder that wherever there’s an opportunity to antagonize an innocent believer, we’ll be there. I’m giving you this for three reasons. One: In case you’ve ever wondered why, even in a post-9/11 world, atheists rank below Muslims in terms of traits the public dislikes in a politician, wonder no longer. Two: As dumb and distasteful as I find this, I can’t resist the dilemma it presents between acting on principle and doing the politically wise thing. Whenever that same dilemma comes up in a conservative context — look no further than Bunning’s stand tonight, although Rush’s “I hope he fails” comment is another example — I usually opt for the “politically wise” route and am derided for it in the comments. These tools are acting on principle too. Should they bottle it up instead to avoid alienating people, or is principle always the way to go?

Three: Can it be that Hot Air hasn’t had an atheism post in more than a month? What’s happened to this site?


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Voter from WA State on March 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Science and God aren’t mutually exclusive.

Rightwingguy on March 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Anything for Porn

Kini on March 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Emily M. on March 2, 2010 at 9:49 PM

I was referring to shonen-ai, my bad on forgetting the last part of it.

“The Japanese words “shōnen” and “ai” individually mean “boy” and “love,” which is exactly what shōnen-ai means, boy-love. It refers to anime and manga that focus on love and romance (as opposed to sex) between boys or men (typically bishōnen)”

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

What’s anime?

OldEnglish on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Voter from WA State on March 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Lots of intellectual heavyweights are theists. In fact, the majority are. Einstein certainly was, even though self-serving atheists will cherry-pick quotes to try and make him look like a non-believer.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

They have really evolved from the time of the Shogun…

daesleeper on March 2, 2010 at 9:55 PM

OldEnglish on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Cartoons that kids watch where you can never pronounce the names right and their eyes are really big.

Plus they always say:
“It’s not ‘mang-ga’, it’s ‘mahng-ga! Hello?”

Whatever, I never took Japanese.

Rightwingguy on March 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM

What’s anime?

OldEnglish on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Superhero comics without the tights.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Emily M. on March 2, 2010 at 9:49 PM

I was referring to shonen-ai, my bad on forgetting the last part of it.

“The Japanese words “shōnen” and “ai” individually mean “boy” and “love,” which is exactly what shōnen-ai means, boy-love. It refers to anime and manga that focus on love and romance (as opposed to sex) between boys or men (typically bishōnen)”

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

The “something or other” in my comment before was meant to replace the “ai”, it wasn’t meant to be just “shonen”, my bad.

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM

OldEnglish on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

A cartoon that resembles an acid trip most of the time.

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Japan is just flat out weird!

sharrukin on March 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

A cartoon that resembles an acid trip most of the time.

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Only if you’re watching the good stuff. : )

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

My prof wasn’t a theist. He was an unabashed Christian.

Voter from WA State on March 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Makes me weep for Richard Feynman…A man so brilliant and curious yet ignored God based on the silliest premises.

Now he knows.

daesleeper on March 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Like FLCL?

Rightwingguy on March 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM

ernesto on March 2, 2010 at 9:27 PM

I think it’s a safe bet tht most who killed in the name of religion were actually seeking political power.

Cindy Munford on March 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Like FLCL?

Rightwingguy on March 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Fooly is certainly in that category.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 10:05 PM

First time I was thoroughly confused in my life was when i was watching the first episode.

Rightwingguy on March 2, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Rightwingguy on March 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Thanks to you both. Last comic I read was Dan Dare.

OldEnglish on March 2, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Cheap little ^_^ stunts like this just make me more conservative and more — shock — religious.

Time for some Stations of the Cross this Friday. It’s been about a year!

lansing quaker on March 2, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Maybe I’m missing it, Allah, but what principle is being vindicated by handing out porn in exchange for bibles? I can’t seem to come up with a connection between disbelief in the Almighty and a book exchange that seems purely and exclusively designed to simply piss off believers. D.GOOCH

DGOOCH on March 2, 2010 at 10:09 PM

I applaud these people and the great nation we live in.
They do far more than those who would tolerate Islam to hold their own power.
Let us see who kills someone first, shall we.
Anyone betting on the Buddhists?
The Mormons?
The Christians?
The Religion of Peach.
How about those who misunderstand the Religion of Peach and its Peachy teachings?

:: ))

Observation on March 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM

ernesto on March 2, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Communism/socialism killed 100 million plus in the 20th century and that’s just one idealolgy, as opposed to numerous religons.

And you have to factor in all of the people that religion has saved, through charity even if you don’t believe in saving souls.

Leftism has been a net economic and just plain life loss everywhere it has been tried. There is nothing positive or useful in or surrounding leftism. Leftism always leads to the grave or to servitude.

NoDonkey on March 2, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Why do atheists get so enraged and angry over something they don’t believe in to begin with?

StevefromMKE on March 2, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Voter from WA State on March 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Lots of intellectual heavyweights are theists. In fact, the majority are. Einstein certainly was, even though self-serving atheists will cherry-pick quotes to try and make him look like a non-believer.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM

I may not agree with everything Einstein said or did, but “God is the garden,” has to be one of the most awesome theological points I have ever heard.

Voyager on March 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM

This is where you’re sending your kid to college?

With my 3 year old I’m saving for Hillsdale now.

Mojave Mark on March 2, 2010 at 10:24 PM

The Religion of Peach.
Observation on March 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM

I didn’t realize Princess Peach had such a strong following!

;-)

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Can we bring back the draft now?

RobCon on March 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM

So what’s next? Atheists go in groups of 2 door to door with literature trying to convince people not to believe in God?

Will they ever be able to see that they are being as fanatical in their spreading “non-faith” as they accuse relegious people of being?

No, I don’t mean atheists who simply choose not to worship, and don’t care if I do or not, obviously this post is about atheistic activists.

DrAllecon on March 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM

I suspect most militant atheists think about God more than your average Christian does.

sharrukin on March 2, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Let’s face it, this particular bunch of atheists is just a bunch of d-bags. Interpret that term as you will.

t.ferg on March 2, 2010 at 10:39 PM

“acting on principle”? That is a heck of a stretch don’t you think?

pgrossjr on March 2, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Eh they’re not acting on principle. it’s dopey kids wanting to be edgy and superior. Holier than thou if you’ll excuse the phrase AP ;)

Dash on March 2, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Why do atheists get so enraged and angry over something they don’t believe in to begin with?

StevefromMKE on March 2, 2010 at 10:19 PM

I think they just want to be part of the argument, on the premise they think the argument is stupid, if that makes any sense.

Geronimo on March 2, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Why not hand out classic atheistic texts, whether David Hume, Percy Bysshe Shelley or the speeches of R. G. Ingersoll, since Porn is philosophically neutral, and thus irrelevant to the issue?

Except to draw the attention of Porn-sniffing reporters, and campus horndogs and giggling geeks.

(Wouldn’t Mormons… since there were several “Book Of Mormon” volumes in evidence,… prefer a bag of coffee or tea, anyway. )

;^)

profitsbeard on March 2, 2010 at 11:01 PM

I usually opt for the “politically wise” route and am derided for it in the comments. These tools are acting on principle too. Should they bottle it up instead to avoid alienating people, or is principle always the way to go?

Well I have no problem with principle being the way to go… if they had a reason to be doing this. What is their goal? I could see if they were speaking exclusively about Islam, because of what is going on in the world. But are Christians/Jews currently involved in multi-millenial wars against non-Christians/Jews, murdering people in the name of God, and destabilizing the planet more with each passing day? (No need to reply here Rosie O’Donnell, we already know your stupid baseless opinion).

Seeing as there is seemingly no purpose to hold this event, I’m left to conclude their goal is conversion to Atheism? I can see no other reason for them to set up a “Non-believers vs. Believers” battle. So, if conversion is the goal… why? Are they being harmed by the existence of believers? Atheists may be a minority, but they certainly can’t claim to be an oppressed minority… So what’s the beef?

To sum up, principle is fine, and no one is saying they don’t have a right to free speech here. But that doesn’t mean it’s not stupid and pointless, and we should certainly say so. Perhaps a more important question is – Why is this even a news story? A couple of obnoxious college kids coming in to their liberalism like most of them do, and thinking they’re speaking “truth to power”, when there is no active “power” that is against them.

Looks like this boils down to stupid liberal college kids and a slow news day.

RightWinged on March 2, 2010 at 11:04 PM

What I would like to see the atheists groups do is get together and build a hospital, or feed the hungry, set up a shelter for abused women, care for the least among us…instead they hand out porn, that is their claim to fame.
Meanwhile, children are cared for, families are fed and housed, the sick are healed, relief for victims of disaster, counseling for the troubled…yeah, atheists provide what? Porn…
What an exchange that is….

right2bright on March 2, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Are they being harmed by the existence of believers?

RightWinged on March 2, 2010 at 11:04 PM

How are they harmed by something they claim, in fact absolutely know, doesn’t exist.
I wonder if they check under the bed each night for Jesus?

right2bright on March 2, 2010 at 11:31 PM

I wonder if they check under the bed each night for Jesus?

right2bright on March 2, 2010 at 11:31 PM

If they did, they would be better off!

daesleeper on March 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM

I wonder if they check under the bed each night for Jesus?

right2bright on March 2, 2010 at 11:31 PM

and the closet for Mohammed?

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Three: Can it be that Hot Air hasn’t had an atheism post in more than a month? What’s happened to this site?

Don’t blame yourself. The teeth-gnashing radicals can’t embarrass us every day. They have to rest up after Christmas.

Tanya on March 2, 2010 at 11:43 PM

I wonder what I could get for a copy of An Inconvenient Truth.

Pablo on March 2, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Actually, I guess they could hand it right back. Kind of like an eco-snuff film.

Come on, you know they go there…

somewhatconcerned on March 2, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Makes me weep for Richard Feynman…A man so brilliant and curious yet ignored God based on the silliest premises.

daesleeper on March 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Have you even read The Meaning of It All? Feynman had a lot of respect for scientists who could retain their Christianity while embracing science (more respect than you have for him, obviously) and encouraged the same values that Christianity avows.

If you don’t have faith, you just don’t. Should he have faked it? Does your god encourage pretending to believe, or is it just you?

Tanya on March 2, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Okay, so atheists Bibles and are willing to give up their porn to get them? They could have just asked, I’d be willing to give them Bibles for nothing. See how stupid this is?

Deanna on March 3, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Oops…atheists want Bibles..

Deanna on March 3, 2010 at 12:05 AM

and the closet for Mohammed?

Ingenue on March 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Someone tell Muhammed
Its OK to come out of the closet now

*ducks*

macncheez on March 3, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Are they harmed by the existence of believers? Let’s see, it was believers that did 911, the Salem witch trials, the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, the Dark Ages, God Hates Fags, etc, etc.

Yes. The existence of believers can be very harmful. They were the ones who thought storms and disease was caused by imaginary entities called up by pagans and they killed them and anyone they suspected of being one.

The only reason believers don’t burn atheists at the stake today is that you can’t get away with it. When you can you will. And you will celebrate when you do.

Porn is not as vile as adults believing in fairy tales.

deewhybee on March 3, 2010 at 12:18 AM

I certainly learned more from reading the comments than from the stupid news story. Thanks, guys!

BoomJunkie on March 3, 2010 at 12:31 AM

I’d like to see them set up in front of one of those mega-mosques that are popping up damn near everywhere.

Seriously, every issue they claim to hate about Christianity, islam is 100 times worse. Moreover, islam really does want to convert the whole world, by force.

Seems to me, atheists are pure rank cowards, showboating in front of Christian whom they know won’t do anything by pray for them – when the real existential danger to their precious non-beliefs gets a might big pass.

Rebar on March 3, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Try reading Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis. I know, it’s a tough read with a lot of big words, but you will never look at life the same, again. I DARE any atheist to read it and walk away without questioning their “belief” system.

BoomJunkie on March 3, 2010 at 12:35 AM

makes me weep for Richard Feynman…A man so brilliant and curious yet ignored God based on the silliest premises.
daesleeper on March 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM
Have you even read The Meaning of It All? Feynman had a lot of respect for scientists who could retain their Christianity while embracing science (more respect than you have for him, obviously) and encouraged the same values that Christianity avows.
If you don’t have faith, you just don’t. Should he have faked it? Does your god encourage pretending to believe, or is it just you?
Tanya on March 2, 2010 at 11:56 PM

quite.

Just being thorough with my Christianity. If Feynman never confessed Christ, he currently resides somewhere not to be praised.

daesleeper on March 3, 2010 at 12:36 AM

deewhybee on March 3, 2010 at 12:18 AM

I’m guessing that you condone the murder and persecution of Christians that still happens today, huh?

Ingenue on March 3, 2010 at 12:36 AM

There are atheists and there are Atheists.

The first are people like me and my family who don’t believe in any religion or supreme being but still gather at Christmas and Easter to celebrate family. We don’t turn to dust at the sight of a cross or a Bible and we listen to Christmas music because we like it. We believe in “live and let live” (except for the ‘Religion of Peace’ that isn’t).

The second group is a religion in itself. They are afraid that anyone else’s beliefs may rub off on them. They must be terribly insecure in themselves.

Common Sense on March 3, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Common Sense on March 3, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Unfortunately it seems like the minority works to make the majority look bad. I hate it when that happens.

Ingenue on March 3, 2010 at 12:39 AM

I can’t resist the dilemma it presents between acting on principle and doing the politically wise thing.

Another false dilemma brought to you by the Glen Beck of Atheists, Allahpundit. Please explain the principle be acting on her. Oh yes complete ignorance of the Bible and the poor thought out school of thought called Atheism. Here is the bumper sticker on my car.

Replacement Birth Rate = 2.1 Births Per Woman
Atheist Birth Rate = 1.7 Births Per Woman
Atheist Naturally Selecting Themselves Out Of Existence = Priceless

inchdeep on March 3, 2010 at 12:43 AM

This thread is as pointless as the student “demonstration”. Pray tell; what’s the principle to what they’re doing? AP can’t even name it. He just mentions “principle”. Hello?

Here’s their principle: relativism (yawn). Exchanging bibles for porn is the same as exchanging porn for bibles.

Time for a refresher, people…

trace_9r on March 3, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Three: Can it be that Hot Air hasn’t had an atheism post in more than a month? What’s happened to this site?

It`s what we call an improvement.

Sherman1864 on March 3, 2010 at 1:00 AM

The debate is settled:

You have the right to be an athiest.

You have the right to be an agnostic.

You have the right to believe in God.

You have the right to be stupid like the students shown above.

But I think we have had these rights for a while now, if I am not mistaken.

Sherman1864 on March 3, 2010 at 1:05 AM

Ingenue, where do you get the idea that I condone the murder of anyone?

Do you believe in burning bushes that talk? If so, it explains a lot.

deewhybee on March 3, 2010 at 1:11 AM

deewhybee on March 3, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Okay, reread your statement and tell me where it even slightly alludes to the fact that everyone but the religious have been singled out. You say that they have reason to fear believers and state that the believers would burn them now if they could.
You talk about how they killed pagans but never mentioned the fact that they also were persecuted by pagans. Thrown in arenas and ripped apart by lions.
You also failed to bring up the people that are still being killed today for their RELIGIOUS beliefs, not their lack of them.
That’s all.

Ingenue on March 3, 2010 at 1:20 AM

Are they harmed by the existence of believers? Let’s see, it was believers that did 911, the Salem witch trials, the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, the Dark Ages, God Hates Fags, etc, etc.

The dark ages are the fault of Christians? How is 911 their fault? Or do you think that any religion is essentially all religion?
Islam=Christianity etc?
Does it follow that Communism=atheism=mass murderers?

The only reason believers don’t burn atheists at the stake today is that you can’t get away with it. When you can you will. And you will celebrate when you do.

deewhybee on March 3, 2010 at 12:18 AM

And yet it is the atheists who are the most bloodthirsty murderers in all of human history. They are the ones who murder anyone who gets in the way of their utopian society on earth.

sharrukin on March 3, 2010 at 1:21 AM

questioning their “belief” system.

BoomJunkie on March 3, 2010 at 12:35 AM

What belief system?

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:24 AM

The second group is a religion in itself. They are afraid that anyone else’s beliefs may rub off on them. They must be terribly insecure in themselves.

Common Sense on March 3, 2010 at 12:37 AM

The first part, I agree with – except that what you described is an Atheist, not atheist.

The second part, you got wrong. Such are anti-theists – fighting religion.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:28 AM

What belief system?

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:24 AM

I think it is something like this.

sharrukin on March 3, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Nothing but a bunch of flesh and blood trolls looking for attention and trying to get folks riled up. Someone should have been there with a bull horn announcing, “Don’t feed the trolls. Don’t feed the trolls.”

Mallard T. Drake on March 3, 2010 at 1:31 AM

Sherman1864 on March 3, 2010 at 1:05 AM

The anti-theists are trying to deny your right to No:3.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:32 AM

Ingenue on March 3, 2010 at 1:20 AM

Have to agree. Two wrongs do not a right, make.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:34 AM

sharrukin on March 3, 2010 at 1:29 AM

I was too succinct. I actually meant that an Atheist does not have a belief system.

What we are discussing is the actions of anti-theists. Different animal.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:41 AM

Come on, AP. This is a softball. Who cares what foolishness college kids throw themselves into?

True offensiveness from atheists lies in things like lawsuits to get crosses out of federal cemeteries where our fallen soldiers lie. Enriching lawyers and annoying hardworking citizens in such causes — that’s where organized, politicized atheism deserves criticism.

As for people who are just atheists in their private lives — hey, that’s America, man. Free to be. A lot of us are praying for you; but not in your face. That would be impolite.

J.E. Dyer on March 3, 2010 at 1:48 AM

Via Breitbart, a reminder that wherever there’s an opportunity to antagonize an innocent believer, we’ll be there.

AP, you take a lot of undeserved crap on this site, and it pains me to ask this, but what do you mean “we?” Have you ever posted a positive story about atheists? I understand the urge to balance out the a-holes like PZ Meyers, but if all you ever do is complain about those guys, what are you really saying about atheism?

RightOFLeft on March 3, 2010 at 1:56 AM

RightOFLeft on March 3, 2010 at 1:56 AM

A lot of atheists and agnostics just don’t believe in God.

Some like the Richard Dawkins crowd are militant doorknobs who hate Christians and go out of their way to poke Christians in the eye for entertainment. They are an embarrassment to other atheists and agnostics who are not antagonistic towards Christians.

sharrukin on March 3, 2010 at 2:01 AM

sharrukin on March 3, 2010 at 2:01 AM

Not all atheists are like that. Not even most atheists (and agnostics, as if there’s much of a difference) are like that.

RightOFLeft on March 3, 2010 at 2:17 AM

Not all atheists are like that. Not even most atheists (and agnostics, as if there’s much of a difference) are like that.

RightOFLeft on March 3, 2010 at 2:17 AM

Well I am an agnostic so… yeah I know.

BTW there is very much a difference between agnostics and atheists. An agnostic simply doesn’t believe in God, but he doesn’t disbelieve either.

An atheist makes a positive statement that there is no God and speaking just for myself, I fail to see how anyone can know that.

sharrukin on March 3, 2010 at 2:32 AM

Sherman1864 on March 3, 2010 at 1:05 AM
The anti-theists are trying to deny your right to No:3.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:32 AM

I am afraid you have a very good point,OldEnglish.

Sherman1864 on March 3, 2010 at 5:40 AM

An atheist makes a positive statement that there is no God and speaking just for myself, I fail to see how anyone can know that.

sharrukin on March 3, 2010 at 2:32 AM

No, no, the “new atheists” aren’t positive. They simply LACK A BELIEF in God, which describes a psychological state, IMO. It’s like me doing an internal check: yep, I ‘lack a belief’ in fairies. Therefore I’m atheistic about fairies, according to the ‘new atheists’.

Since they claim a negative as the foundation of their lives, is it any wonder the ‘new atheists’ often act negatively?

(BTW, ANY American has a right to their belief system, or anti-belief system, so long as it harms no one. But with the behavior displayed above, as AP says, it’s no wonder atheists don’t rank high in popular opinion–and that’s unfortunate for respectful atheists, who are in the majority.)

Grace_is_sufficient on March 3, 2010 at 6:23 AM

This doesn’t have anything to do with atheist principles (whatever they may be). It is pure Stalinist agit-prop, 1960′s counter culture BS and hostility to traditional values with a portion of teenage rebellion thrown in for good measure. “Down with the Grownups!” Nothing more, nothing less.

JimP on March 3, 2010 at 6:51 AM

DGOOCH on March 2, 2010 at 10:09 PM

You are not missing it. Allah is…as usual.

mwdiver on March 3, 2010 at 7:11 AM

Why do atheists get so enraged and angry over something they don’t believe in to begin with?

StevefromMKE on March 2, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Exactly. I don’t believe in Santa Claus or The Tooth Fairy, but do I get all bent out of shape and offended when others do? Press law suits to get them out of the public square? Just makes no sense.

mwdiver on March 3, 2010 at 7:14 AM

Atheists devise creative new way to alienate people

Showing up?

Akzed on March 3, 2010 at 7:43 AM

Antagonists. I know 2 atheists, personally. Both of which love to be pot-stirrers. They find it necessary to express their religious opinions into any conversation – whether the conversation had anything to do with religion or not. They find a way to antagonize. I’ve learned to ignore them. But, I do wonder why they are so bitter and angry. One had even asked a mutual friend to please remove the Bible from their side table when they were coming over for a visit. So, he was even offended by someone reading the Bible in the privacy of their own home.

Shiny_Tiara on March 3, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Sometimes I can’t help but stir it up so it’s likely if I were on that campus that day I would have hauled butt over to the closest mosque to let them know the quran was on the same table as homosexual pornography and that there was a bunch of pasty faced, dysfunctional and unhappy children of liberal parents comparing the quran to pornography.

peacenprosperity on March 3, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Can it be that Hot Air hasn’t had an atheism post in more than a month? What’s happened to this site?

There was no room for any, what with all the gay conservative updates.

Akzed on March 3, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Eh they’re not acting on principle. it’s dopey kids wanting to be edgy and superior. Holier than thou if you’ll excuse the phrase AP ;)

I would agree. They really don’t deserve all of this attention. Just ignore them and they’ll fade into the background.

oakland on March 3, 2010 at 7:47 AM

I can’t resist the dilemma it presents between acting on principle and doing the politically wise thing.

So moral cripples offering porn in exchange for Bibles constitutes principled action?

Akzed on March 3, 2010 at 7:52 AM

The only reason believers don’t burn atheists at the stake today is that you can’t get away with it.

I would feel safe betting that the Godless communists in the last century killed more people then all the unrelated events you cited put together. Times 10. I bet you even use timothy mcvee as an example of Christian violence.

peacenprosperity on March 3, 2010 at 7:52 AM

The only reason believers don’t burn atheists at the stake today is that you can’t get away with it.

For now.

Akzed on March 3, 2010 at 7:55 AM

For now.

Akzed on March 3, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Be careful what you wish for. The street runs both ways. If Islam gets its way, we are all in trouble.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 8:02 AM

peacenprosperity on March 3, 2010 at 7:52 AM

Not prepared to argue the numbers, but I will argue the motive. Communists kill to cement their political power – religion for both political and theistic power.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 8:05 AM

“This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”

Isaac Newton

oldleprechaun on March 3, 2010 at 9:17 AM

So what’s next? Atheists go in groups of 2 door to door with literature trying to convince people not to believe in God?

DrAllecon on March 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Old news. See here.

@other people. I’m happily surprised that there are some anime fans here. Gundam anyone?

Oh yaoi, why must you give us decent anime and manga fans a bad rep.

Fizzmaister on March 3, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Probably a better way to get the message across but he so-called “holy” books are full of porn, illegitimate murder, rapine, child abuse etc. The head honcho of one of these cults was himself a serial rapist who had 11 wives, and if all the different accounts are to be believed, more than 25 concubines.

Annar on March 3, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Of all groups who hold deeply religious beliefs, atheists never fail to be the most stridently evalgelical.

Hucklebuck on March 3, 2010 at 10:13 AM

I usually opt for the “politically wise” route and am derided for it in the comments.

What you get derided for is thinking that the positions you espouse are actually politically wise.

MarkTheGreat on March 3, 2010 at 10:19 AM

The only reason believers don’t burn atheists at the stake today is that you can’t get away with it. When you can you will. And you will celebrate when you do.

deewhybee on March 3, 2010 at 12:18 AM

So much hatred, so little intelligence.

Classic atheist.

MarkTheGreat on March 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM

What belief system?

OldEnglish on March 3, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Their unproveable belief that God doesn’t exist.

MarkTheGreat on March 3, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I bet you even use timothy mcvee as an example of Christian violence.

peacenprosperity on March 3, 2010 at 7:52 AM

Timothy McVeigh
Timothy McVee is a character on a TV show.

MarkTheGreat on March 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM

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