Came across's page on atheism. The author quoted prominent atheists (Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, etc.), but the stuff didn't sound true to their character. So I clicked on link after link of sources the author included, and the links kept going to articles that didn't even include the statements. How dishonest!

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Comment by Blue Skies on January 7, 2012 at 10:08am

I know I shouldn't be surprised at this. It's just sad that I once believed Christianity promoted truth and goodness. What a difference when I put away the religious goggles and began to read this mush in a critical light.

Comment by Sandi on January 7, 2012 at 8:31am

I am surprised they even had links to any source at all. Don't 'they' usually just believe what they are told?

Comment by bobh on January 6, 2012 at 8:19pm

err...i meant vilification.

Comment by bobh on January 6, 2012 at 8:18pm

Atheist Bible scholar Richard Carrier has commented that when atheistic empiricism tangles with christian faith, vilifaction of free thinkers is not far behind.

Comment by Xavier Ammeau on January 6, 2012 at 1:56pm
usually when theists use the words of free-thinkers, it is completely out of context, or another theist's interpretation of what was written or stated.
Comment by Steph S. on January 6, 2012 at 10:48am

They are dishonest. Pat and Loren -- well said!

Comment by Pat on January 6, 2012 at 10:26am

Religious honesty? Now there's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Religion promises nothing but lies.

1. If you accept our made up fairy tales, we'll guarantee you a Disneyland afterlife.

2. If you don't accept our fairy tales, we'll guarantee you an eternity of boogeymen.

3. Our fairy tale says you must give us your money or you'll be with the boogeymen and not with our pixies and fairies.

4. Our fairy tale says that we didn't come from no stinkin' monkeys, and you better not accept that (remember - the boogeymen are waiting).

5. Our fairy tale says the universe is 6,000 years old and we were planted here like a geranium in a flower pot.

6. Ohh, and did we mention that you have to give us your money (open your wallet - there's boogeymen,  you know).

Given that the premise of religion is nothing but a monumental lie, why would its promoters suddenly resort to the truth?

Comment by Loren Miller on January 6, 2012 at 10:08am

Big surprise, eh?   When your belief system is based in irrationality, all bets are off and any form of objectivity or rigor is out the window ... oh, and along with that, honesty, so it would seem....


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