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  1. amstrad says

    The first time I read it, I took “religious agnostic” to mean the smae thing as “agnostic theist”.

    I read the rest of the post and saw my mistake.

  2. nakarti says

    I want to say I am an Atheist because I realized that the Church is the devil its priests say Jesus will save you from: “Sell us your soul and we will guarantee you a happy afterlife,” but I figured that out later.

  3. peterh says

    I agree. Cook touches all the bases just once; he does it clearly, simply, and scores easily with one swing of the bat.

  4. cookulacrates says

    These are my words! I’m Matt Cook! So excited that my words got posted here. I’m a long-time Pharyngula reader, and I think I’ve only ever commented once. One of my friends tipped me off that PZ posted it. Glad to see the positive comments – in fact I’m always glad to see the lively discussion among commenters. Thanks, PZ, for hosting such an awesome blog.

  5. toddsweeney says

    I may switch to using “Anti-theist” myself.

    I’m not against the gods because I don’t believe in them in the first place. I’m not against most of the religious — hey, I have friends who waste their weekends playing D & D or building model trains. (Whatever gets you through the week, I guess.) I am very much against the mostly US-based Fundy Christian toads, for reasons well documented on this very blog.

  6. says

    These are my words! I’m Matt Cook! So excited that my words got posted here. I’m a long-time Pharyngula reader, and I think I’ve only ever commented once. One of my friends tipped me off that PZ posted it. Glad to see the positive comments – in fact I’m always glad to see the lively discussion among commenters. Thanks, PZ, for hosting such an awesome blog.

    Matt, do you mind if I quote you? I would credit you (and also PZ, btw, your squidliness).

    This is just such a winner. And all in a nice crunchy nutshell!

  7. says

    By all means, feel free to use these words. I have found them very effective in conversational debates about religion – it also immediately provides multiple contextual perspectives for addressing how non-belief manifests and can change over time.

  8. says

    By all means, feel free to use these words. I have found them very effective in conversational debates about religion – it also immediately provides multiple contextual perspectives for addressing how non-belief manifests and can change over time.

    These are exactly the reasons why I like your quote so much. Thanks!

  9. Crudely Wrott says

    Smoooth, Matthew. In a concise fashion that outright gives your position and the reasons why; in an intriguing fashion that invites further thought. Not to mention that you establish yourself as thoughtful, informed and confident.

    Like I said, smoooth.

    Nice to meetcha. Hope to hear more from you.

  10. Dhorvath, OM says

    Indeed. I could wish to be so concise and convey meaning while I was at it, but it would be just that: a wish. So perhaps a hope that you share more often?…

  11. quoderatdemonstrandum says

    I don’t usually read these testimonial posts but was attracted to your because it was so succinct and elegant.