Arthur Dent (no login) Posted May 29, 2012 12:52 AM
Its a bit sad when people nick your virtual chocolates.
I dont know about him wanting to hand out bibles, Gideons do it for a reason, although their choice of location might have a lot of logic to it.
I think in school settings, yes bibles might only be used to make fun of it (read critically analyse it). I guess dicky wants to deflate any mystery in them, especially in the US where the government schools might not have them.
Over on johns forum, Nuccs been pasting denunciations of atheists, which I intend to show to my kids, and let them find the mis statements for themselves. Obviously the uncritical might be impressed with their facts, but most people arent that uncritical to accept it all unquestioned. When you think could this be true?, replies pop up very easily that they are not actually all that truthful at all. Their arguments can be popped quite easily if one doesnt accept it all verbatim.
They can be their own worst enemy. Certainly guys like Nucc and Onesog changed me from an agnostic to an atheist (I think no one comes to be an atheist, without being convinced by guys like them. Guys like Dicky just feed the already converted, people have to be convinced that agnosticism is a poor response to the energised ignorance of the Taliban (afgan or US) it doesnt matter which, they are extremes of the same monster.