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  •  Can't believe I let that one sail by (0+ / 0-)

    Crikey!  THE guy, the UU head guy.  He wrote that.  Somehow that didn't register... I think I got distracted by the faux-Lewis quote (which is admittedly low-hanging fruit) and then googling for the movie quote.  Priorities, you understand.  Sometimes I'm so out of it, it's scary.

    Not as scary as the fact that the former head UU dude said this, though.  Yeah, you're right, if he'd have said that gays "too often... only practice a form of self-delusion" (because they don't pork the opposite sex), that wouldn't have gone over too well.  (And of course how ironic the quote is -- it's like saying "I know you are but what am I?" to the entirely legit questions any objective person would ask about theism.)  And the book is full of this stuff?  Oy gevalt.  Well, we'll see where I go with this thing.  Forewarned, forearmed -- thanks again!

    I'm going to have to start following atheist civil rights closely, as I do with disability rights and privacy rights, and (the one that keeps us happy these days) LGBT rights.  When I google for that repugnant Weinstein quote, and come across stuff like "Unitarian Universalists Complain About Atheist Ads", let alone "Finnish Politician Fined for Blaspheming", then we've got a problem, and it involves people like me, and there's that whole thing about hanging together or hanging separately.  I appreciate the knowledge and insight you've shared, and will keep an eye out for your handle as I dig in.  Any other fora to recommend besides that link you posted & cites therein?

    "Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so." - Robert Ingersoll

    by dackmont on Wed May 01, 2013 at 12:05:47 AM PDT

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    •  No, I think you've got (1+ / 0-)
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      the same things I do, now.

      You may notice that there's a fair amount of me on those pages and cites. I believe I've written the longest review of A Chosen Fath in existence. And I even posted a handful of comments—one of which idiotically accused fabulous atheist blogger Greta Christina of something she was innocent of, d'oh!—on the Hemant Mehta "UUs Complain" blog post you found.

      This has been a big-deal issue for me, though substantially less so since I left the church in 2008.

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