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Category Archive: angry atheists

Oct 12 2011

Atheists as Vulcans without Machismo? An e-mail exchange…

I recently received the following e-mail query: What do you think about the fringe criticisms against atheism that talk about the setbacks of overly concrete/logical thinking and a lack of abstract, emotional capacity commonly associated with atheists? They criticize atheists (especially Dawkins and people like Dawkins) for being dull, unpleasant, lacking machismo and being unappealing …

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Jun 05 2010

Random Thoughts at About.com

I’ve mentioned before that I try to spend time at About.com’s Agnostic/Atheist section hosted by Austin Cline. The site offers a lot of good things, not the least of which is a good atheist community forum and an often-updated blog. Recently I posted a few comments to some of the blog posts there, and thought …

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Jan 01 2010

Why we need blasphemy

Pat Condell, in one of his wonderfully cranky YouTube rants, opined that the Danes (I think it was the Danes) were probably wondering what the hell had happened to their free country since Islam showed up. The idea that freedom should surrender without a fight to religious fundamentalism of any kind, but especially that which …

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Sep 20 2009

We get email: “atheists can be irrational too” edition

Remember Patrick Greene? He’s the dimwit who took umbrage at Ray Comfort’s website selling bumper stickers unflattering to atheists. He declared it hate speech and threatened to sue, called in to the TV show to defend his litigiousness, was roundly mocked for such silly and petty behavior, and yet insisted that his contact information be …

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Dec 05 2008

The FFRF Christmas sign, and why it’s a bad atheist message

When you have an unpopular message, however confident you are that it is factual, it is important to know how best to deliver that message so that your audience, however predisposed they may be to agree or disagree with you, is receptive, willing to give you a fair hearing at the very least. Some atheists …

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Nov 19 2008

Crippled dogs and one-trick ponies

I’ve just returned from the Texas SBOE hearings on Science TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) standards, and I’m so full of disgust and dismay that I’m at a loss for words to express it with enough rancor. You can, however, expect me to go on at length anyway. The whole thing was such a …

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Jul 30 2008

A fool’s last hurrah

This is the last we’ll speak of Patrick. He tries to go down swinging with this infantile non-apology that he emailed us and, presumably, all of the people who sent him the emails he asked for on the program and yet somehow failed to give him the validation he so desperately craved. I wish to …

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Jul 29 2008

Breaking the Yomin Barrier

Okay, we’re all familiar with the Yomin situation last month, and the coining of the phrase “pulling a Yomin,” which has entered Internet parlance as a term referring to anyone who has an excessive, histrionic, emotional, and deeply hypocritical and dishonest overreaction to any perceived slight, particularly when that behavior incorporates playing the victim when …

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Jul 29 2008

I make nice with Ray Comfort

No surprise, Ray Comfort offered a jeering post about Patrick’s threat of a lawsuit on his blog. That’s the biggest problem with taking this kind of ill-conceived action, and it’s completely predictable. It gives the opponent completely justified moral high ground from which to criticize you, when before he was just slinging a fairly juvenile …

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Jul 28 2008

Yesterday’s show

This one was a corker, so I thought I’d get it up here right away. Above and beyond the whole exchange with Patrick, there’s “Eve,” aka Microbiologychick, who punks Matt with some of the funniest Poe-ing you’re going to hear all week. Oh, by the way. Apparently the latest backwash of Patrick’s foolishness is this: …

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