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the_ignored
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Posted - 07/18/2009 :  12:10:54  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"PhysicistDave" is a commentator on Mariano's blog. He speculates that it's because the "new atheists" are talking about athiesm in public, and that people like Mariano don't like it...it may make atheism look more appealing. Hence, the huge shitload of writings against atheism that Mariano has.

Check out his blog's sidebar. Not only does he have other blogs, but he has a huge amount of articles published on the Creation Ministries International website. (used to be AIG-Australia).

Here's some of what Dave had to say:

I think his current entry may give a better clue as to his motivation. Until a few years ago, there was sort of an unspoken social agreement in this country: the Christians would agree not to burn us atheists at the stake if we atheists would agree to keep quiet about our atheist views and not discuss them in public. It is okay to discuss our views quietly among ourselves or in isolated academic settings (such as philosophy departments), but we must not actually claim publicly that we think we are right or - God forbid! - that we truly think Christianity is false and morally wrong.

The "New Atheists" have broken this unwritten agreement and that seems to be what is really upsetting Mariano.

What seems to particularly upset him is that once atheists are "out of the closet" and speaking openly in the public square, atheism is likely to be viewed as a real option by a number of adolescents.


Think Dave's nailed it?


>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.

Edited by - the_ignored on 07/18/2009 12:47:08

HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/18/2009 :  14:23:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think he has nailed it right to the cross. Christianity never has been able to abide competition in the world of ideas. It totally freaks out the fundies that anyone dares to oppose the idea that a magic man in the sky may not exist.

Faith is like cockroaches: It thrives best where there is no light.

Open, public atheism scares the holy crap out of these guys. To their paranoid thinking, it's as though Nero suddenly reappeared at the head of an angry Legion.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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filthy
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Posted - 07/18/2009 :  15:26:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd say to Mariano, "How can I hate something that I do not believe exists? As far as I'm concerned, 'hating' God merely lends credence to the myth, so Mariano, bro, you can go piss in your tall, pointy cap."




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Edited by - filthy on 07/18/2009 15:28:56
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