[extropy-chat] Putting God to Rest
stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 05:35:52 UTC 2007
On 4/24/07, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
Anna Taylor wrote:
> This list doesn't cause me frustration in the least.
> > I find the posts fascinating, pleasant, educational,
> > respectful and all together a progress to my growth. I
> > have tried to find other lists that have captivated my
> > attention but none have compared.
> > This thread caused an utter frustration.
What for? What is it about a group of people who are more shut of
> religion saying what they think of it that bothers you so much? You
> grant religious folks room to believe and practice all manner of zany
> and even dangerous things and respect them doing so and don't go out
> your way to challenge them. Yet a few things set by atheists here and
> you feel utter frustration and get upset? Why? I think you may need to
> examine what is going on in you more deeply.
Why such acrimony? Why can't discussions about religion be just like
dicussions about any other matter, where dissenting parties present their
respective reasoning, and end up with either one party convincing the other
or else an elucidation of where the impasse lies. That's the ideal, at any
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