On December 7, 2009 at 3:23 AM Metacrock from http://atheistwatch.blogspot.com/ posted the following comment on an unrelated blog posting.
you are not a free thinker. atheists are not into free thinking they are brain washed hate mongers who mock and ridicule anyone who doesn’t cow tow to their stupid illiterate little ideology of superiority.
I spent years researching the book that I just wrote. Its’ about the studies that I talk about, the studies you don’t know anything about. your little hogwash bigotry is all you have to back your insane lunatic hate monger crap about good people whom you detest.
you have to mock and ridicule others to feel good about yourself and like a drug addict you can’t get enough.
My reply was thus:
December 7, 2009 at 5:42 PM e
Before making sweeping generalisations about one third of the world’s population, and assuming you actually want people to read your book, you might do well to spend “years researching” punctuation and basic grammar before anything else. Just a tip, but in English sentences start with a capital letter.
On the basic thrust of your argument, I would agree that there are probably hundreds of thousands of people, out there, who identify themselves as atheist simply because they are too lazy to get out of bed on a Sunday morning, or indeed think about any of “it” for themselves.
But if it is your intention to prove the larger philosophical tract of a-theism, per-se, merely a lazy means of persecuting the religious, I might argue you’d have to go a long way to find a more efficient means of achieving this; absolute hatred of other people’s beliefs, than religion itself.
If that reads like a cheap shot, go to LiveLeak and search for Martyrdom Videos. Find me a video of someone blowing themselves and everybody else up in the name of free thinking secular humanism and you’ve won yourself an argument. You’ll forgive me if I don’t hold my breath eagerly awaiting your response.
Because this thread was started in an unrelated (non-atheism vs. religion topic) I have closed the comments on that blog entry and reopened them here, to invite Metacrock to continue the discussion.