Tuesday, October 16, 2007

On Atheist Anger

Greta Christina provides a nice summary of Why atheists are angry and why that's a good thing.

It's well worth a read as it provide a clear summary of some important reasons.

If you enjoyed this article please feel free to digg it down below.


Tommy said...

Wow, you've been on a tear lately CD! Was it my post about the two sports fans on the train?

Personally, I don't consider myself to be an angry atheist, though I understand it is a matter of perspective. Greta Christina is a vastly different person than me and her outlook on life has been shaped by her personal experiences.

I think I would consider myself to be more baffled, frustrated, and at times somewhat amused. An analogy would be if we lived in a world where 90% of the people fervently believed in astrology and don't embark on any big decision without consulting their horoscope.

fields001 said...

What about a world in which, in some countries, you can be hanged for not consulting the horoscope, whereas in the most powerful nations on earth you are so lucky as to simply be presumed to have no ethics? Baffling, yes. Frustrating, yes. And occasionally dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Having faith can be just as dangerous as having no faith or secularism. Millions died under the rule of Stalin, who was a well known atheist. If you want to point the bloody finger at faith(religion), wipe the blood off your hands first, then you may do so..