RE: [bostonatheists] Your irreligious daily devotional

From: Eric N.
Sent on: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:32 PM

Alison, I think you might run into that no matter what. You have some atheists here, obviously, but they’re still human. They build peer groups and exclude outsiders. If you went rock climbing, they’d be bashing non-rock climbers. If you want to escape humanity, your best bet is to literally leave humans. FYI, this is not for inflammatory purposes; simply stating an opinion. Please disregard if too offensive.

 

Regards,

Eric

 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Allison Kunz
Sent: Sunday, January 13,[masked]:01 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] Your irreligious daily devotional

 

Alright, religion-bashing has been cute the first three dozen times, but it really needs to stop. It helps no one, especially atheists.

I would like to be part of a community like the one I saw yesterday, lots of people gathering for food and friendliness. But if the undercurrent of resentment and hate is a permanent feature of organized atheism, I'll try my luck with the Boston Rock Climbers instead.

-Allison

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Paul G. Brown <[address removed]> wrote:


 Stephen Greenblatt,  from his book "The Swerve", channeling Epicurus.

 'Christians are like a council of frogs in a pond, croaking at the top of their lungs, "For our sakes was the world created." '

 Epicurus scoffed at Christianity because it was his target of opportunity. The same sentiment, it seems to me, applies to any theistic religion.






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