Well, there seems to be a new one every week, a Christian who claims atheism is a kind of faith. So let's parse this nonsense and explain again the chasm of distinction between belief and non-belief. (You'd think it would be so obvious they aren't the same thing, but you'd be surprised.)

Irish Times Op-Ed writer Breda O'Brien claims

Atheists often appeal to science to underwrite their disbelief, but the decision not to believe in God lies ultimately in the arena of gut feeling, or hunch, or intuition. That decision is something that the scientific method cannot arbitrate on.

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Comment by Angie Jackson on July 28, 2009 at 6:58am
As my cult-leader grandmother loved to say "Nothing ruins a good story like an eye witness"
Comment by unholyroller on July 28, 2009 at 12:22am
There is a reason one of the morman angels is named Moroni. I find it amazing that these people can write and pontificate about us...what we think, believe, live our lives...and yet, not one of them seems to have actually spoken to a non-believer. I guess ignorance (and stupidity) is bliss. Besides...it sure as hell sells more news. Why fuck up a good thing with facts?? Oh....right.....that's our job.
Comment by Karla on July 26, 2009 at 6:55pm
and here I always thought mormons and morons meant the same thing.
Comment by Angie Jackson on July 26, 2009 at 1:52pm
Aw, thanks Kristi! It's all practice for when I debunk my own grandmother's cult writings. I'm working my way up through Mormons and morons first.
Comment by Kristi Leitholt on July 26, 2009 at 7:16am
Angie, I am always amazed at how clearly and succinctly you are able to convey your ideas and speak rationally when people like Breda O'Brien make unfounded and/or false assertions about atheists. Thanks for sharing this. I wish I had your talent!



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