Your comment about my book: I would not expect anything more from a narrow-mined atheist. And, by the way, you'd get more female action (and be less angry) if you did not lookso much like Fidel. But, then, atheists…"
I want to thank you for taking my side as a (poor, struggling, striving) author. There is no room in a discussion for calling someone a "fraud" or any other disparaging remark. I am not fully aware of the other issues you…"
"Bruce, you have been civil (for the most part) with me even though there are issues we do not agree on. That said, I want you to know that I did not take kindly to your book being called a "fraud" by someone who has not read it. On a…"
I would suggest that you ALL read my book before you criticize what you do not know. The reason I am no longer posting anything here is that it is 12 against one, and no one in your group is interested in any opposing point of view. Every…"
"Wow. Your examples are exceptions (and there are always exceptions -- you know, like the atheistic exceptions Hitler, Pol Pot, Kim Jong il, Stalin, and the list goes on). Your exceptions are reprehensible, to be sure. But they characterize less than…"
I agree with all you're saying. But we have differences in our underlying assumptions. These are the unspoken assumptions that are within ourselves that color how we see everything.
One example, that one drop of poison pollutes the…"
"Jacqueline and Cara:
I am not ignoring your position. I have been an atheist all my life. And my book is mainly a response to Hitchens and Dawkins and Myers. See my blog, there's a guy named Condell who seems to think that you cannot speak…"
I appreciate your points of view, but anyone can see that you are single-minded, one-sided, and completely into a negative cherry-picking of history with respect to religion.
What I say in my book is the truth about history is not about…"
You are definitely more of an expert in your chosen field of Christianity than I am, and I do not disagree with you on any point. As much as I admire contemporary Christianity, I certainly cannot admire it within the context you…"
Please accept my apology for offending you. But also, PLEASE understand that most of the criticism I have received has largely been based on the same arguments and assumptions.
If you can correct just one thing, recognize that so much…"
I suggest that beofre you critique a book, you first read it - and all of it. Fact is, were you to do so, you might find that "An Atheist Defends Religion," while not polemically saisfying to you, conveys an argument that has…"
I did not mean to suggest that if an argument is not "original" (based on my admittedly biased interpretation of what is original) I will ignore it. It's just that no doubt I will have heard those points before.
I did not start the us-vs-them dichotomy, and it is not "false" in the mind of society in that it is what the majority of people derive from the debate.
One of my basic criticisms will be very familiar to you. I would ask that the…"
"Dear Mr. "Stardust" and Galen:
It's atheists like yourself who make me ashamed to be an atheist. I mean, when I say that religion provides life satisfaction (an experience I admist I can only surmise from the experience of others who…"