[FoRK] Christians and atheists start a calmer dialogue

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Wed May 9 22:47:41 PDT 2007

On May 10, 2007, at 12:22 AM, Tom Higgins wrote:

> They are not all creepy and bizarre though Jeff, some are nice folks
> who got some bizarre belief system.

C'mon, man, if you're being honest with yourself and everybody else,  
you've got to admit that you're just choosing to overlook how creepy  
the whole package is *specifically because of* the bizarre belief  
system and the totally artificial, strained, wacked-out "double life"  
it forces every true believer to live *and* try to peddle to you.   
Seriously.  Been there, done that, got the merit badge --- grew up in  
church, as discussed elsewhere --- and it's only the distance of time  
and education that allows one to step back and say

WHAT THE FUCK was all of that shit about, anyway?

You *know* what I'm talking about.


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