On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 6:46 AM, robert white <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
As a militant atheist I place great importance on the quality of the
messages put forward to the world community on behalf of reason,
rationality, evidence based thinking and all things leading away from
I wanted to make my comments as bitter and scathing as possible
because this woman is the antithesis of those desires of mine.
We have a responsibility to be as dignified, intelligent, rational,
measured and believable when presenting a reason based world view.
When this woman gets on stage and giggles like a valley girl, chuckles
at words like “dick”, interjects her drinking stories along with her
profane fan club letters, she does nothing but set back the cause. All
that’s missing on her are some profane tattoos and a nose ring.
You could profess to the world that the earth is round but if you do
so like some hopped up trashy teenager with a tourette like huffing
laugh between every other phrase and four letter word…no one would
Oh, I do, but the message you are sending is not the one you want me to receive.
So…. you were serious, and you refer to your sexist and misogynistic comments as ‘bitter and scathing’. You specifically said that you didn’t find her sexually attractive. Why should any atheists care that you feel that way (except to be amused or repulsed, depending on their attitude towards women)? In what manner are you advancing the global progress of atheism by targetting a noted atheist woman for your ire?
If half the people in the world are female, and you are wishing to recruit more atheists (isn’t that what militant atheist means?), how is making disturbing and venomous sexually charged comments towards a person who evidently ‘gets’ popular culture (more- sic) readily than you do, moving civilization toward the light? I think you’re being hurtful for the lulz, not to advance atheism. You claim to be a militant atheist, as if that is somehow an excuse to trash other atheists whose TONE you disagree with. At no point do you talk about the substance. Just appearance and tone…. as flimsy as a theist in your ability to reason, alas.
It appears to me that you are angry because you aren’t setting the terms for the discourse. You can’t. Atheism is not a grumpy men’s club, nor is it a single stream, and even if it was it doesn’t help that you’re peeing in it.