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  •  your first error (6+ / 0-)

    comparing today's christian fundies with those of us who study the two part fairy tale to turn those same words against their more moronic results. That does not make me a an anti-religious fundie, rather, I if they rely on that stuff to press idiocies, what better why than to point out their hypocrisy from their own source?

    Do I go after fundies? sure nuff boss. DO I consider myself a militant atheist? No, I never go armed except with facts and words. Do I consider myself a fundie? Absolutely not. It infers a comparison with fundie christians, which I find offensive.

    The biggest difference between non-believers and fundies is that we try (and often fail) to base our lives on logic, rational ideas, sciences, and proofs. That is the antithesis of how fundies operate. Lettuce prey, indeed.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 09:08:19 AM PDT

    •  This is why I said anti-religious (6+ / 0-)

      Notice I never used the word atheist.  Atheism can be perfectly rationally constructed without any reference to the Bible or any other scripture.  It is a perfectly reasonable, even laudable way to lead your life, should you choose.

      Anti-religious ideas, by contrast, define themselves in opposition to established scriptures or religious practices.  Such philosophies need to even be atheist but often advocate "spiritual by not religious" approaches.

      I call the mainstream anti-religious approach to the Bible "fundamentalism", because it is.  It radically ignores the history and culture in which the Bible has been read in favor of new, "true" meaning.  It even ignores the historical-critical approach, to which it probably would be sympathetic.  

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