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    But recognize the nature of human beings.

    It's not the "nature" of human beings to be anti-atheist bigots. Such bigotry is learned and can be unlearned.

    Yes, revealing atheism can lead to negative consequences; however, such consequences can't be fought by pretending to be a theist or by pretending that no bigotry and abuse exist.

    "If you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, the work becomes corrupted, impure, and ultimately self-destructive."

    by AtheismGuide on Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 12:49:26 PM PDT

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    •  Humans are tribal by nature (0+ / 0-)
      •  So? (0+ / 0-)

        The fact that certain attitudes or predilections are "natural" does not absolve us of the responsibility to overcome them when we find that they cause harm - or to fight them when we see them causing harm.

        The fundamental problem here is that you keep saying that certain facts "are," but I'm not disputing this. I'm arguing that some things which "are" should be opposed.

        If you disagree with that, then say so and make your case. If you don't disagree with that, then your posts to me appear to be pointless.

        "If you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, the work becomes corrupted, impure, and ultimately self-destructive."

        by AtheismGuide on Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 01:49:32 PM PDT

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