Re: [atheists-331] The five biggest misconceptions about secularism

From: Cathy M.
Sent on: Sunday, October 7, 2012 2:14 PM
>Why can't we compete in the private sector like other religions? Shelly said she was accused of being atheist for >better sex. I think that would be a great selling point in America. And we could undercut the prices of other religions: I >am happy to rake 1% from everyone's incomes instead of 10% or more. The tricky part is to promote thinking for >oneself, about morality and such. Many Americans are scared of this idea. We need an ad campaign telling people >that thinking for oneself actually feels pretty good after trying it. But this has to be done carefully: Too much >independent thought, and people will stop giving me my 1%.

I nominate thee, Pope Paul the First Among Atheists

>In the article originally linked to in this thread, does anyone know what "a few extreme atheist groups" refers to? Are >those the pictures I saw of people holding coffee cups?

Those could have been Unitarians. They worship caffeine. 



On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Paul S <[address removed]> wrote:
Why can't we compete in the private sector like other religions? Shelly said she was accused of being atheist for better sex. I think that would be a great selling point in America. And we could undercut the prices of other religions: I am happy to rake 1% from everyone's incomes instead of 10% or more. The tricky part is to promote thinking for oneself, about morality and such. Many Americans are scared of this idea. We need an ad campaign telling people that thinking for oneself actually feels pretty good after trying it. But this has to be done carefully: Too much independent thought, and people will stop giving me my 1%.

In the article originally linked to in this thread, does anyone know what "a few extreme atheist groups" refers to? Are those the pictures I saw of people holding coffee cups?

-Paul


On 10/07/[masked]:34 PM, Scott wrote:
On 10/7/2012 1:31 PM, Cathy M. wrote:
Maybe a combination of "no sex" and "no technology" rules, like Shakers
crossed with Amish, would make sure no one wants to join.
Ah, but they both have healthy food and nice woodworking. This has to be
something that has NO appeal. Perhaps we could invent one? I am thinking
something where you are forced to memorize and recite obscure sections
of the tax code. It would be mandatory that you go thru a ceremony as a
child where this code is read aloud...really boring music is played. The
code is sung by people in polyester. The church "priests" would be
employees of the state motor vehicle dept. That trauma is sure to send
everyone fleeing from the experience for life.
Memo to self: never get Cathy mad at me, and then ask her to plan my event.





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