A few days ago, I posted a question about atheists becoming more and more a part of the public discussion and making sure that our voices are heard, too. I posted a link to a blog that I felt outlined beautifully the sentiments that I've felt.
Of course, this being the debate section, there were some who disagreed with the author and commented on what they found to be unreasonable about his arguments (or at least commented. . .). Somehow, this question came to the attention of the blogger (remember, ladies, that except for private groups and home pages, this is open to public scrutiny!), and he addressed the "arguments" that were made against the points he made in his blog.
He granted me permission to post his "Response to Criticisms of 'Can't You Atheists Keep Your Opinions to Yourselves - No, I cannot;"
He welcomes the debate, if you are willing to continue.Answer Question
Answer by adnilm at 8:54 AM on Apr. 22, 2012
Answer by adnilm at 8:58 AM on Apr. 22, 2012
Answer by anime_mom619 at 7:19 PM on Apr. 22, 2012
any hypocrisy on our part doesn't give you the right to be an outspoken atheist.
NOTHING is required of or from you, it's our right despite your druthers to speak freely in support of our school of thought or in criticism of yours.
Answer by autodidact at 3:26 AM on Apr. 23, 2012