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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:41 AM

7. I disagree. Critics of religion were all-too-polite for centuries; that allowed delusions to thrive

After centuries of veiled - and ineffective - criticisms, a little in-your-face criticism and confrontationalism, seems useful.

Not always; but occasionally.

Religionists are used to endless flattery; telling themselves their are the "chosen people," the only people who know absolute, holy truth. They are used to any criticisms being veiled, blunted. (Out of fear of retribution?). Or censored.

So? SOME occasional rudeness and ridicule is often the fastest way to teach a little humility to these very, very vain and proud persons.

Personally, I think more objective, reasoned arguments are better. But? There is a time and place for SOME confrontationalism. Even arrogant dismissal.

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