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Thread #107407   Message #2255873
Posted By: Mrrzy
07-Feb-08 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Subject: RE: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
And here I thought this thread was about to fall off the bottom of the page! I am glad to see it back.

I think that the acrimony our darling Joe Offer mentions has been incredibly one-sided - I don't think any of the atheists have said anything insulting to any of the believers other than expressing the idea that having faith in a personal god or any other "higher power" is, at best, just plain silly. On the other hand, I, and probably others in this (and "the other") thread, have been called abusive, accused of attempting single-handedly to shut down the entire mudcat Forum with our meanness, and worse.

I have not actually felt insulted by all the insults I've received - I hear challenged assumptions fracturing painfully - nor have I reported to "The Authorities" the kinds of threats and abuse I've been getting in PMs and in the threads. I have to admit that my assumption is that, if anybody wanted this thread closed, it would be the believers who are upset with having their assumptions challenged, but I realize that I have no data behind that assumption. I'd be interested in those data.

However, I have this to say, with a big grin:

Oh, come on. Grow up. If you don't want this thread in your life, don't read it. And stop insulting the messenger when you can't answer the questions in the message. If you want to express your faith, don't be so hurt when others question your expression. It's just a discussion forum, folks.

Lecture off.