"I hide behind a pseudonym because I initially expected that the sophomoric, intensely profane and inflammatory nature of my comic blog might attract violent-minded zealots. Now I’m not so sure I’m concerned with that as it generally is…"
"I've had some initial discussions with the Foundation for Freedom From Religion who do bus campaigns in USA. But as others had said, it needs some local grassroots support, etc. before being embarked upon."
"I always wanted to do a bus advert campaign. Perhaps that would stir the pot and bring a few to the surface? Does anyone know how much that might cost and if the Barbados Transit Board would agree to place them on their buses? The ZRs (mini bus)…"
"Theists of any sort seem predisposed to believe that we’re a pack of amoral bacchanalians (only during carnival please ; - ) whom if left to run the world would install Stalinist or fascist dictatorships. So I concur there’s a need to…"
"Those suffering from delusion are unlikely to be swayed by arguments grounded in reason. There are several factors to prevent or postpone that including the underlying delusion itself, the comfort and support offered by being surrounded by the…"
"Andre, you make a very interesting point/observation and pose a challenging question. The problem I have with the (apparent) altruistic aspects of religion is that it always comes with a catch, a hidden and what might be considered sinister agenda.…"
Greetings, Mr. Apostate! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Yeah mon, the way town has become Babyloni at night and thet call themselves Christian. STX needs a huge paradigm switch to make young men become responsible for there existence. It will start with the parents and education.
I guess the prays didn't work. I think they should have followed the immortal words of Daniel Dennet who while lying sick had this to say about his friends and well wishers:
"But I am not joking when I say that I have had to forgive my friends who said that they were praying for me. I have resisted the temptation to respond "Thanks, I appreciate it, but did you also sacrifice a goat?" I feel about this the same way I would feel if one of them said "I just paid a voodoo doctor to cast a spell for your health." What a gullible waste of money that could have been spent on more important projects! Don't expect me to be grateful, or even indifferent. I do appreciate the affection and generosity of spirit that motivated you, but wish you had found a more reasonable way of expressing it."
So I respond in kind maybe the question should have been asked of Thompson's prayer teams, "....did you also sacrifice a goat". Maybe they found an equal ineffective way to express their sympathies.