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Re: [GrassrootsAtheism] memo to Christopher McLaughlin regarding atheism

From: Christopher M.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7:50 AM

Hi Chuck:

 

It's good to hear from you. You might be heartened to know that the biblical literalists that take stories like Noah's Ark to be true are a small minority, even here in Michigan. (Where did you come from, by the way?). You'll probably find that there isn't enough common ground to reason with biblical literalists on the subject of their religious beliefs. The worse problem is maybe the majority of more sophisticated religious people who, while seeing the flaws in their religious texts, nevertheless continue to support them. These moderate religionists support religious imposition on others and provide a layer of legitimacy to the literalists and other religious crazies. On the bright side, the moderates can be reasoned with. That is what we at Detroit Grassroots Atheism Project try to do. I hope you'll join us in one of our upcoming weekly events. It looks like we'll have a big turnout for our premier event this year. It might be a good time to come out and meet with our other volunteers. Don't mind that the RSVP limit is reached, you can still come out and join us. I look forward to continuing our conversation in person.

 

Sincerely,

Chris McLaughlin

Founder/Organizer Grassroots Atheism

 

 

 

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "chuck kaltwasser" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, May 11,[masked]:15:19 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [GrassrootsAtheism] memo to Christopher McLaughlin regarding atheism

to whom it may concern:

I don't know if I'm a total atheist but if I do become one, it will be as a protest vote regarding the immense amount of coma consciousness within the community of world religions.

Take creationism, for example.  I never even heard of it until I moved to the blasted state of Michigan.  Also, why don't the folks who are against creationism attack, for example, or deconstruct, (is that the correct word?), the Noah's Ark legend.  Adults don't generally believe in Santa Claus, but why should we let vast percentages of the adult community, the community of adults, believe in Noah's Ark?  Isn't there enough of that story that is obviously made for the child's mind, to debunk that story via science?  I argue against belief in the Noah's Ark legend in Michigan, and people look at me as though I'm insane.  For starters, don't people know that insects are animals?  Didn't anyone ever take Biology in High School in Michigan??  If two of every animal species was represented on Noah's Yacht, than two cockroaches, male and female, Jack and Betty Cockroach, were also on that Noah's Yacht.  Why didn't Noah just step on that blasted couple centuries ago, and we wouldn't have that dreaded creature here on earth today???

But no, the anti creationists are maybe afriad of being assasinated like Madeline O'Hara (I don't know the spelling of her name), and maybe that's why people are quiet.  I suspect that the people on the other side of this link can comprehend intellectually where I'm coming from, and any feedback will be read and respected.

Sincerely yrs.
Charles Kaltwasser











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