Saturday, October 1, 2011 4:17:30 PM
That's good to hear Crakrjak. I`ve been working hard to do the same thing. We both slip up but I`ve noticed a difference in both our behaviors - for the better. Being partisan is so negative. Case in point my last comment; it was such a dickish loaded statement. I`m just going to go ahead and apologize for that one.
Saturday, October 1, 2011 2:37:11 PM
markust: I actually try to avoid commenting on several liberal topics here, but then somebody mentions my nick or says something monumentally stupid and then feel I have to rebut their BS.
Nice attempt at deflection by twisting the point, but I wasn't talking about terrorism in general. My bumper sticker talks specifically about -RELIGIOUS- terrorism; and yes, atheism is the ultimate cure for that.
I am not prejudiced against Christians. Prejudice - [prej-uh-dis] - noun: 1. an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. 2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
My opinion of Christians, and all religious folks, is not uneducated, preconceived or arbitrary. I grew up in the church and, eventually, grew out of it.
We rationalists (atheists) simply ask for proof of your assertions. Disregarding personal experiences and anecdotal "evidence" does not equal prejudice. Get over your persecution complex, already. If you can`t empirically prove your claims then those claims deserve no respect or validation.