I know 90% of you won't actually read it, but instead leave a comment based on what a PP says... But, for those of you actually interested in debate; "Confronting Accommodationism" Was a pretty interesting read.
How do you perceive the effect of vocal Atheists on the general populus? The "New Atheist" or "gnus" are quite vocal (I am one of them) and feel no need to accommodate, or moderate the emotional responses of the religious.
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Answer by Princess_s21 at 7:06 PM on May. 24, 2011
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Answer by popzaroo at 7:14 PM on May. 24, 2011
I read most of it, although I admit I started skimming a little towards the end. How do you perceive the effect of vocal Atheists on the general populus? I can't answer for the general population, because I've never discussed this with anyone, or seen first hand a reaction to a speech/widespread article/etc. I can answer for myself, which is that it doesn't affect me at all. I can read/hear it, disagree with it, and move on. On a more personal level, I'm 100x more likely to react defensively. If someone confronted me about my religion/faith in a combative or condesceding manner, I'd be very turned off and respond in kind
Answer by DusterMommy at 7:24 PM on May. 24, 2011
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Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:36 PM on May. 24, 2011
I have no problem with atheist talking about their beliefs but if they are "confronting religion" as the article states they are often no different then the extreme religious they're confronting in the first place. To me New Atheists/Gnus=radical overbearing religious they don't seem any different to me. I'm for accepting everyone's beliefs with kindness and consideration. I don't want to live in Stalin's Russia, I like freedom of religion and just basic human kindness.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:59 PM on May. 24, 2011
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