It's better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it. -- Eugene Debs
Dude, you're number fucking ONE!!!! on my list!
this is one of the few atheist blogs on the internet which doesn't a: obsess about religion and b: promote an ayn rand style 'anything goes' libertarian political viewpoint, at least in the margins. i check it daily.
I don't think it's fair to say that atheist blogs "obsess" about religion; religion is an serious force for evil and deserves the degree of critical attention given to it by many atheist bloggers.On the other hand, after writing about religion for almost a decade, I myself got kind of bored and burnt out; I decided to move on to other topics.But make no mistake: I'm still a "militant" atheist and implacably hostile to religion.
But make no mistake: I'm still a "militant" atheist and implacably hostile to religion.I was implacably hostile to religion for a very large part of my life, before the gradual realization set in that religion is largely irrelevant.Every sensible person already knows, at some level, that God -- even if it does exist -- is irrelevant. Some otherwise intelligent people expend a lot of energy lying to themselves about it. That's their problem, not mine.History is killing religion now. Twenty years of adulthood, watching the world change around me, has convinced me of that much. What remains of faith is just so much retrocultural pining for childhood (literal and emotional).
History is killing religion now.Indeed. But as Marx noted, history is made by people.
I put my time -- almost a decade -- into the struggle against religion. I've turned my attention to different matters, but I don't regret that time, and I don't condemn or deprecate those that continue the struggle in my absence.
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