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Tag Archive: civility

Dec 02 2013

How to elevate the level of discourse on Youtube

It’s so easy, I can’t believe it. All you have to do is have Shakespearean actors act the comments out. My only concern with this strategy is the sheer quantity of such exchanges. This could signal a new boom for Classically-trained actors. I’m going to go sign up for some lessons right now so I …

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Feb 15 2013

How I feel about the latest round of “civility” calls

Panel 1: evangelist beating atheist with a cross, while calling him names. Panel 2: atheist about to break the cross, evangelist crying 'Hey! Let's have a little RESPECT here!'

Something like this, actually. Only, imagine the cry in panel 2 coming from a third party supposedly on our side. And imagine the evangelist is an antifeminist attacking women and people trying to improve women’s lot in life. Yeah. I don’t have a lot to say about this nonsense. I agree that we shouldn’t denigrate …

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Sep 01 2012

Atheism Plus is just like a religion

Over and over and over again, we’ve heard that the Atheism Plus is driving divisiveness, is tribalistic, and is just like a religion. I’m not really sure how to answer that last one, except to point out that if we didn’t have a point when we say “hey, we have an adoption problem, people are …

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