Here’s a delightful missive from someone who assures us he’s a “scientist”! I suspect he’s more likely to be a typical example of the McCain/Palin — oh, I’m sorry, I meant Palin/McCain — cheerleading squad. His subject line was “How misleading your are” (spelled just like that, yes), and he goes on to say, without paragraph breaks (because those are for libruls and homos):
atheism is not new and is as old as religion itself believing in ones self then believing in god! i am a scientist not atheist.. I look at facts to back up my beliefs not speculations about if or not there is a god. I know there is billions of atoms and trillion to the 2nd power of DNA splattered through-out the universe and thing unexplained by science today! before you assume that there is no god or assume there is you must look at the evidence. and not at the winners of history’s version of truth! just because they claim to be one thing doesn’t mean they are that which they claim! atheist are the same you worry about about future and worry about today! as most humans do! I worry about my children and their future! but i look at the christian world and see a joy they have that no other set of people have! so i look at both sides no worries and a joy beyond measure.. or fear and self human interest! and death..to believe in something greater then ones self .. hmm but left to human temper the world is then ruled by fear hatred and death.. wars.. disease..famine..religion has bring out love and understanding..but for a few bad apples take Islam for example it claim all infidels should be killed!! but in christian belief accept jesus into your heart and be saved beyond your earthly years! This is just a look at what are atheist and their views..looks like no-one ever thought it through we don’t have enough evidence to claim there is no god! or creation..but belief..and then you must stomp out the belief in love hope and faith if there is no god.. for all the idea of god is a starting point of creation..if big bang is correct then god is the impact of two asteroids..but why hasn’t their been another big-bang??? all the time asteroids impact each other..and the universe keeps expanding into infinity! atheism is a belief just as satanism is..belief in ones self!
If you made it through that lunatic eruption of verbal diarrhea, it’s possible you may have some questions. Such as, what exactly is this “joy…that no other set of people have” that he seems to think exists in the Christian world? I mean, sure, they all seem like they’re having fun at their church services, especially in those Pentacostal madhouses where they all hold hands and chant “ooga booga wakalakamaka” all the time. But get them out in reality, and you see a group of people governed almost entirely by fear — fear of gays, fear of “liberals” (defined as anyone out there who thinks people should be nice to everyone whether they’re white and Christian or not), fear of science and education, fear of us “militant” “new” atheists, fear of all the soul-corrupting anal-sex loving Jews in Hollywood (that one courtesy of our pal Bill Donohue). And rather than assuaging those fears through understanding and knowledge, they nurture and cherish them. Nothing is more important to the fundamentalist mind than fear, because fear allows them to believe they are the oppressed rather than the oppressors, and feeds their need for martyrdom.
Come to think of it, our correspondent may be right after all. Perhaps this sort of thing is a “joy” that no other group has. If so, good thing! It doesn’t seem like an especially joyous sort of “joy” when you think about it. I’d rather get mine from good old reality. Say, by things like walking my dog on a beautiful day. Which I think I’ll do right now.