Joined: Aug. 2006
|Quote (Lou FCD @ April 07 2011,09:10)|
|Mark is my hero:|
“Is there a bright side if you are an atheist?”
Oh yes. For example,
- no pressure to sit through hour long rambles or harangues once a week in a building with minimal heating and hard seats
- easier to enjoy satires on religion
- no need to repeat “I was once an atheist but now I know better” every week.
And Gil simply does not get the joke in his new post in response to markf The Bright Side of Atheism. Sample paragraph:
|In our church there is no pressure to do anything; it’s all voluntary. The seats are soft and the heating is comfortable. The sermons are not rambles or harangues, but insightful messages (often convicting, but necessarily and constructively so) given by a pastor with a Ph.D. in ethics who has been a professor at Vanguard University for many years, who is one of the best humanitarians I have ever known, and who puts his feet to his faith. He and a team from our church just got back from war-ravaged Africa on a mission to build minimal housing for widows and orphans.|
(From there he meanders on to argument A1)
He has completely missed (or maybe ignored) the jibe aimed at him. I'm sort of lost for words for him - self centred? humourless? Oh yes - noncarborundum got it right earlier - Gil Dodgen is a git.
We no longer say: â€śAnother day; another bad day for Darwinism.â€ť We now say: â€śAnother day since the time Darwinism was disproved.â€ť
-PaV, Uncommon Descent, 19 June 2016