Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Stupid! It Burns! (demwit edition)

the stupid! it burns! No, it's not a typo in the title. From the aptly named blog, DemWit, we have On considering atheists:
What I question is [atheists'] need to attack the beliefs of others.

Millions of people around this world find solace and strength and peace in their religious beliefs and great comfort in the power of prayer. Why would any reasonable human being deny them this?


  1. Millions of people find solace and peace in alcohol, tobacco and narcotics - why would any reasonable human being deny them this?

  2. At the time I would not have said it, due to the pain, but in retrospect I am extremely thankful for all the skeptical heathens on iidb, and the articles, books and blogs by similarly situated non-theists who did not let me “find comfort” in my belief. They compelled me to look outside comfort--become uncomfortable--to get a better, broader picture of what could be.

    If you only want comfort, stop looking for truth.

  3. If you only want comfort, stop looking for truth.

    Nice line. Think I'll steal it. :-D


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