- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Lay on the instigators.
Posted by: Stuart Gort ( USA ) on February 16, 19100 at 14:29:08:
In Reply to: Lay off the atheists. posted by MDG on February 15, 19100 at 13:23:09:
:: I too have a problem with citing theory as empirical proof, e.g. historical materialism and much else in Marxism (note, my skepticism of the validity of Marxist theory does not mean my rejection of it -- my jury is still deliberating). However, Stuart, I urge you to lay off the atheists unless you want to get involved in a long, drawn-out exchange over the historical crimes of religionists versus the crimes of atheists. You know what I'm talking about.
: Please accept that both religionists and atheists (i.e., secular humanists) have the potential to be either good or evil people, and that belief or nonbelief in God does not guarantee either.
We certainly won't argue that all men are capable and culpable of poor behavior. I was just pointing out a calculated pot-shot by Barry - that's all. Implying that Christianty is the sole purview of peasants who are ignorant fodder for moral absolutists is quite an arrogant statement - don't you think? Openly hostile at the very least. As long as McSpot put them up, I'll continue to point out this garbage.