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RE: [skeptics-137] Skeptics and Religion

From: Don
Sent on: Friday, April 5, 2013 10:47 AM

Well put, Iggy.

 

Don D

 

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Kansas City Skeptic
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [skeptics-137] Skeptics and Religion

 

Don, good comment about atheist obsession with religion :o) Here is my take. Skeptics by nauture get straight down to shit, they cut off the fat and dily dolying around. This makes things efficient and moves them along. You have to prioritize what's impotant - influence of religon in politics, science, human rights and equal protection, vs. talking about crystal healing power, homeopathy, ancient aliens, UFOs, Planet X ramming the Earth, etc.

 

Homeopathists and UFOlogists are not clamoring to become politicians and don't claim that god told them to invade Iraq or that a clump of 100 cells is a human being. 

 

I've seen many videos from Skepticon 1 through Skepticon 5 and also ReasonFest - it appears that they are heavily tilted towards religion and rationlizing it. Things like Skeptical Guide to the Universe and Skeptoid are unique in that they deal with more "fringe skeptical isues"

 

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Don <[address removed]> wrote:

Is it only me that finds our skeptic’s and atheist’s fascination with religion odd?  The weird and awful things religions do seem glaringly apparent to me, but I am really not much interested in disproving any of their claims.  I guess I’m the odd one out, sorry.

 

Love science, bored by religion, I remain,

 

Don Dodge





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