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19129Re: [CF] Gosh, is the "G" (God word) that scary bros.?

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  • Steven Schoeffler
    Dec 1, 2008
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      So what do you believe, Mr. Matter? You're defining yourself entirely
      in negatives. Propose a positive, and I'll shoot it down for you.

      Cheers,

      Steve


      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
      > tolerance.
      >
      > BM: I have zero tolerance for irrational behavior. Logically
      > extended that
      > means I have zero tolerance for religion. I don't observe the taboo
      > against
      > criticizing religion. Why should religion get a pass barring it from
      > criticism and examination any more than any other irrational claim
      > like
      > 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
      > meetings
      > 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
      > entrails
      > of the last priest." --Denis Diderot
      >
      >
      >



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