Joined: Sep. 2006
|Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Nov. 26 2011,06:43)|
|Louis is a brilliant scientist, a funny chap, and a great human being. Although the original statement gave me LuLz, it makes me feel ill at ease to have him bunched in any way with the likes of GEM.|
We have our disagreements alright, but there's no need to drop the nuke.
Round of beer for everyone!
I just invented some nummy shimmy ice cream for dessert, but we don't serve no agnostics!
Seriously, though, I admit that PZ seems to be going through something. I just feel that all I can do is remain his friend. I'm not going to shake any fingers because I don't think it would do much good. Anyone who needs to talk about anything can come to me - I hope that people know this.
What gets me is that this kind of fighting doesn't seem to happen so much in African American community, despite the high level of religiosity there - they seem to talk more about God than Christianity, despite being Christian. I say this after 25 years of riding the bus and having lived in predominantly nonwhite communities. Now when white people say, "I'm a Christian," many times what I hear is, "Look at me." So, a counter "No, look at me!" can develop between them and atheists.
Atheists are largely white, as feminists have been. The question of a "Dear Muslima" moment is relevant - there are not enough diverse voices.
We keep saying that things take time to develop evolutionarily. I also think that this will sort itself out in time.
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
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