Moderation is a tricky thing.
Yesterday I posted some links on the blog that address issues for black atheists.
I got an extremely off-topic comment from “Joachim,” which was held in moderation.
I don’t block commenters just for disagreeing. Nor do I think blogs are an indiscriminate “free speech zone.” My general policy is that if somebody is deliberately insulting or trolling in their first post, they are not likely to contribute to worthwhile discussions in the long run. This one was right at the borderline, but in this particular case, I was interested in letting the preceding post stay on topic for anyone who is actually interested in discussing racial issues within the atheist community. I felt that allowing the comment through would have derailed the thread.
However, I was urged on Facebook not to let the comment go to waste, so I’m going to simply repost it here without a response, and let the rest of you have at the post if you enjoy that sort of thing. Joachim, your future comments on this thread will be approved when I see them.
You can be anything and be an atheist, that’s the beauty of it.
You can be a Liberal, a Philantropist or Fund Raiser, a Social Worker, a writer, or even a Christian Atheist.
Or you can be a Communist, a Nazi, a child molester, a mass murderer, an illiterate, or a Godless Pervert…they even had a Godless Pervert hour at the atheist convention in Lawrence last weekend, I Kid You Not!
And if you hold that all existence, life, mind, and reason itself are the product of mindless forces, then there is no evidence that you would ever be logically compelled to accept as a refutation of atheism.
Your atheism is thus Unfalsifiable and Indestructible!