May 26, 2012

A Few Samples of Atheist Hate

This is so easy, I do not even bother with it very much. Abundance and all that.

First, a typical example. It was at (surprise!) an atheist's Weblog. Comment 1 was about me, Comment 2 was about a forthcoming book the atheist was publishing, Comment 3 was my reply to comment 1. I did not go back after I left my comment and took the screen shot (click for larger):
I wonder if he knows that The Question Evolution Project
has far more than 60 "Likes" on Facebook and is still growing.
Next is a real dandy! This atheopath was so full of hate, rage and utter stupidity, but not an ounce of logic. I could have filled the page with our go-arounds, but decided to select three samples. You can count the logical fallacies yourselves:


Here's the funny part. This exchange happened after I posted several examples of and links to atheistic bigotry. He denied reality (as they often do). Not too long ago, I had this ironic bit of confirmation of atheistic bigotry:

The hypocrisy of atheists is laughable. Hatred stupidifies. The ones who cry about slander and libel (read: telling the truth about them), are oblivious to their own libel or the fact that some of us document it. Read this "review" (the fool admitted that he did not even read the book, so he has no business posting in the review section) and see all of the sue-able nonsense yourself. More irrationality is here. If he ever had credibility, he set its remnants on fire and kicked it down the stairs himself. Alex Botten

Are Children Born Theist?

Edited 5-30-2016

Buon giorno. In late 2010 and early 2011, I attracted the attention of a certain furious misotheist tinhorn who used one of the mantras that people of is type will copy and paste from other non-thinking atheist propaganda sites. Specifically, the claim that "children are born atheist, and learn theism later on". I called him on it; this is an unprovable assertion. Instead of offering evidence to support his fallacious assertion, he followed the Atheist Handbook™ and resorted to ridicule.

It appears that not only is the claim that "children are born atheist" a fallacy of assertion and completely unsupportable, the opposite may be true! Yep, children may be born theist.
Is atheism or theism more natural for human beings?

According to online author Tim Covell, “Everyone is born atheist. Religion is learned.” Over at the “rational response squad” you’re treated to the claim that “Many people don’t know it but everyone is born an Atheist, it’s not until a child has religious beliefs Pushed on them with out any evidence to support them that they “think” their [sic] a Theist.” David McAfee makes the same claim: “Now, the way I see it, everybody is born an atheist and, without submersion into religion as a child, we would most likely maintain that position…”  These are just examples. There are plenty more out there in the non-peer-reviewed pool of “intellectual diversity” that is the internet.

Now, there’s at least some truth here. Newborns don’t have a lot by way of beliefs. They’re an ignorant sort, you could say, so the fact that they don’t overtly believe in God, or stars, or carrots, or causation, or planets etc, really isn’t very interesting. However, when people call themselves atheists, they don’t usually mean to convey their ignorance. It’s hardly fair game to point out what babies don’t know as grounds for any claims about what’s natural for intellectually developed adults to believe. To simply talk about what babies actually know is one thing – and something pretty uninteresting at that. What is more interesting is to talk about the kind of beliefs that babies – unaided by religious education – naturally form as their minds develop. It is here that comments like those above are quickly culled from the pool of those that can now make it to the level of scientific respectability. They are wrong – children are not natural atheists after all.
You can continue to be enlightened by reading the rest of "Born Atheists? Science and Natural belief in God", here. Note two things: I don't endorse the entire site or entire article, and that the main thing that happens is that the atheist claim of "born atheist" is shown to be false.
  

May 21, 2012

"Tolerance" and "Coexist" Contradicted

These have been floating around in my Internet circles.

"Coexist"? Not likely. Here's why:



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