The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152273 Message #3561051
Posted By: GUEST,Musket sans jerkiness
25-Sep-13 - 01:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why I am gone
Subject: RE: BS: Why I am gone
I love delicious irony. Hence I am still giggling at the contribution by Jack the Sailor.
Joe Offer has sadly disappointed me though. Yes, you included Jack the Sailor in your condemnation and perhaps in that you feel it balanced. The sad part is though that the origins of the threads you don't like stoop to a low level when someone who is religious sneers at those who either profess otherwise (atheists to give them a title I suppose) and the vast majority who don't entertain religion but don't go scrabbling for an alternative. (As atheist as a word implies anti theist I doubt the majority of people could be arsed enough to give it any thought. )
The rise of religious threads lately seems to fit in with the push by Christian groups around the world to rally against the increasing irrelevance they have in society and the blunt silly attempts lately to come over as persecuted.
The day I see any religion embrace equality I might just be prepared to debate at their level. Until that day, I happily look down on those who use their faith as a sanctimonious weapon.
And as that doesn't describe the good guy Joe Offer in general, that's why I am saddened by his post above.