This was seminal in completing a lifelong study of human influence, social justice, prejudice and belief systems. I had an epiphany at the close of my last post - this discussion is closed - click here to go to the formative website on this concept - or read the forum discussion I just posted - it has the same link.
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"Atheists save the world!" nice ring to it, yes?
You see, while I am an agnostic, I can understand the desire of youtube to enjoy a peaceful forum, discourage extremism and avoid being targetted by nutcases - and perhaps most of all, since it is NOT the only provider, and is quite mainstream, they do and should respect the majority opinion of the population they have grown to serve.
Unfortunate perhaps - but you see, like all forms of retribution - JREF as a figurehead for a stubborn form of belief represents the polar opposite of the more-common and no less laughable fundamentalist book-worshipping Christian.
My Hindi brothers call it karma. You see, WHY would you wish to bring cats to a dog convention? If you tell me the gentleman's motives, he will appear to me less a flagrant asshat.
And mildly I chide you, why do you object? God loves porn is a favorite phrase of mine, but not in Sunday School at a Baptist Church.
When I was young I met Mr. Burroughs at the University I attended. He was the speaker, and I the member of Student Government handing him a $4000 check for one hour of work, so he was quite open and kind to me.
Look him up - a very flagrant bisexual, beat generation, heroin... AND he shot his wife right between the eyes at a party in Mexico City playing "William Tell."
Of course, being white, and in Mexico, his only prosecutor was himself - and he walked the river... which is a way of describing a wise man's winding and difficult journey of life.
He was an Atheist, and a very strong mind. I respect him. He did not however, scream invectives or incite crowds. They hated him for his existence, not his intrusion into "their" America.
I must muse - why do many of European heritage have such a strong desire to make their truth, "THE" truth? None of my brothers and sisters of blood have ever understood that.
So - please explain if you could - and use this discussion to educate me on your own truths regarding these two questions:
First, why do you object to filtration of a "mainstream" internet channel. Others are available, so it is not censorship - it is just an obvious exercise of "appropriate vs inappropriate" and none of you can claim Atheism is mainstream. You know many would literally KILL you if they legally could - book worshippers are fanatics. Why goad them? Why are you offended you are not allowed to post pornography (to them) in an environment that is delightful to share with the children of so many people of traditional and even extreme Christian faith?
I will speak my feelings - as a Father, as a Human Being, and with the authority of many many years. I cannot imagine anyone with a mature mind defending this. I am Redbear - and you may choose whatever means to attack me - but you are a threat to all if you must incite hatred and fear to feel alive.
Atheists are not a group of sociopathic fools, are they?
Defend your view, white man. I stand ready.
Second - and I suppose part of it, all are welcome to post explanations of why so many Europeans (and others - we have one such in our midst) seem driven to use even violence to prove that their truth is the only accepted path?
This is something we of the Nation would like to understand.
Thank you for listening to my question - I hope it is clear and I have spoken with honor.