Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Gervase BS: True Test of an Atheist (834* d) RE: BS: True Test of an Atheist 30 Sep 10


Perhaps the true test of a libertarian would be to ignore the actions of oppressive states and ideologies; to simply shrug and walk on by when, say, neo-nazis are on the rise, or when tyrannical regimes repress their populations.
Perhaps the true test of a good person and a humanitarian would be to ignore the manifest injustices and suffering in the world.
I'm an atheist and I find religion fascinating. The good and ill that have been done in its name I carry in my genes, from the vespers of Monteverdi to the pogroms of the Ukraine. It's too big a subject to be ignored.
So the argument of the original post doesn't hold water for me.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.