|Sent on:||Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:57 PM|
Side note, I did a Google search in response to this CPAC thing and ran into this web site: http://secularrig... Scroll down to the article on Darwin's birthday. It has a picture of Jesus riding a dinosaur. Made me laugh. Just wanted to share it for that picture. Disappointing decision from CPAC, but I guess no more surprising than what I'd expect the DNC to do if the oil lobby tried to buy a booth at their convention. I don't think most Republicans have a problem with atheists in their ranks per se. What most have a problem with are the proselytizing atheists who want to spread atheism. There are plenty of atheists who don't care if others are believers. I don't think these people would find much hostility from Republicans if they were otherwise conservative on other issues. Heck, even Glenn Beck employs S.E. Cupp, who has publicly proclaimed her atheism. (I've never heard of her, but sounds like everyone else here has.) Looks like Cupp contrasts herself with other atheists in that she's not an atheist who wants to antagonize believers, convert them to her belief, etc. She also wrote that she has many shared values with believers, mainly disagreeing in where those values come from (God or rationality) but not so much what the values are. I could easily see such people getting along well even if they can't agree on Darwin. I can relate. As a non-militant vegetarian, I have found amiable hunters are often more enjoyable company than militant vegetarians. We share a love of the outdoors and rural life. Just try to remember that I don't want to hear about your last hunting trip and we can get along well. David.
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