19129Re: [CF] Gosh, is the "G" (God word) that scary bros.?
- Dec 1, 2008So what do you believe, Mr. Matter? You're defining yourself entirely
in negatives. Propose a positive, and I'll shoot it down for you.
On Dec 1, 2008, at 1:37 AM, Robert J. Matter wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CarFree@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CarFree@yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of
> Steven Schoeffler
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 10:49 PM
> To: CarFree@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [CF] Gosh, is the "G" (God word) that scary bros.?
> Hey BM,
> I'll wager you're clinging to superstitions too.
> BM: Oh yeah? And what might those be?
> So why not let
> everyone cling to their own chosen fairy tale? Have a little
> BM: I have zero tolerance for irrational behavior. Logically
> extended that
> means I have zero tolerance for religion. I don't observe the taboo
> criticizing religion. Why should religion get a pass barring it from
> criticism and examination any more than any other irrational claim
> clairvoyance, communicating with the dead, etc.?
> BM: I am firmly in the camp of Sam Harris ("The End of Faith", 2004).
> September 11th ended the era of tolerating religious moderates. If you
> tolerate moderates, you will automatically get the fundamentalists
> that come
> along with them. After all, a moderate is just a failed
> fundamentalist. I
> tolerate no irrational behavior, whether it be Muslim, Christian, Jew,
> Pagan, or whatever.
> BM: Those of you onlookers who are rational, freethinking, atheists
> but feel
> compelled to keep suffering in silence because of pressure from
> friends and
> relatives like shiftgood2 and their enablers like Steven
> Schoeffler, check
> the Center for Inquiry's and the Brights' web sites to see if there
> are any
> chapters of them near you. Every month in Chicago both groups have
> and get-togethers. You are not alone in your disbelief!
> -Bob Matter
> "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the
> of the last priest." --Denis Diderot
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