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Re: [bostonatheists] Your irreligious daily devotional

From: Saurya V.
Sent on: Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:22 PM
I hope this isn't too much of a tangent, but I think the idea of forming our community around this positive notion of community-building and peer-reviewed research is awesome. It would be great to come up with a series of potential billboard or T ads that reflect our understanding of the world. Other groups around the country have gone with inflammatory messages such as "You know it's a myth". Given the somewhat unique, scholarly composition of Boston's history, perhaps we should focus on eventually putting out a message such as "In peer review we trust". Or something less cheesy. I am not good with the marketing.

What I saw yesterday at our meetup was a group of optimistic, energetic, articulate individuals who care deeply about the future of our world. What I saw wasn't a group of people gathering to gripe about why they weren't the majority, but a group that wondered how to reach out. While occasional burps of hate might issue forth, I think we for the most part have our heads and hearts in the right place.

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Paul G. Brown <[address removed]> wrote:

I can buy all of your thoughts on the matter.

I guess my very limited thought on the devotional was about the way it connects our little modern community with the ancients. It strikes me as important to constantly challenge our own hubris. We didn't invent unbelief.  As the bible says, there's no new thing under the sun.

Anyway ... I shall subside. My SFO -> BOS flight is about to pull back from the gate.

Sent from my Galaxy S®III

-------- Original message --------
From: Zachary Bos <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] Your irreligious daily devotional

For my part, I thought your message was light-hearted as far as religion bashing-goings. If there's anything to talk about here, I'd think it's our commitment *in general* to either being critical of religion/theism, or being pro-active about the development of secular community.

All best,


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Paul G. Brown <[address removed]> wrote:

 Well ... woah ....

My first impulse, whenever I give offense, is to apologize. But this time I find myself asking myself what exactly was the substance of my offense in this case? (Apart from my clumsiness in missattributing a sentence of Greenblatt the american reflecting sentiment of the Epicurus the greek in a book about Pogglio the italian's rediscovery of the writings of Lucrecius the roman ... )

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