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Re: [humanism-174] Fwd: Into the Lions' Den!

From: David
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:
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

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.


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