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26 October 2017 @ 07:35 am
Liberal blames society, bad childhoods  
Scott Alexander wonders why the New Atheists are so unpopular. One obvious oversimplification is that they’re assholes. Look at Richard Dawkins. Look at the alarming overlap with the Gamerhaters and the Alt Reich. Look at how many of them proclaim that religion is a crutch and kicking it out from under people is the most fun of all.

Here Benjamin Corey describes how he managed to get over the supposedly admirable state of being “God-fearing.” and remain a Christian. It seems obvious to me that scaring a kid like that is a form of child abuse. And the abused often become abusers.
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Sue Burkemount_oregano on October 27th, 2017 02:05 am (UTC)
Considering the large number of non-fear-based Christian faiths, I am less than impressed by his overcoming Calvinism. An afternoon in the religion section of any public library would have shown him many other time-honored paths to faith, some of them more fully-thought-through than what he worked out for himself.

Ignorance is a choice when information is as accessible as sand in the Sahara.