Living in Oklahoma, I get an especially fine kick out of Ivory Tower Theists like Karen Armstrong and Terry Eagleton trying to talk about how/what religion 'really' is.
Their words bear no resemblance to the theism I interact with on a daily basis. Those 'straw-men' and 'caricatures' of theism Gnu Atheists attack? Those are real things and real stupid shit real every day theists do every day. They are not straw-men or caricatures.
Yeah, that is leik, SUPER ELAGANTS THIEZM, amaright? They dont literally believe in Satan and literally believe that Satan was planning on appearing at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OK, last night. They didnt literally think they were talking to Jesus, and because of their efforts, Jesus literally fought Satan and prevented said appearance?
It was all an elaborate, delicate, inspiring metaphor which teaches us valuable moral and social lessons. Why-oh-why must Gnu Atheists pretend Real Christians are really this infantile, and make fun of this behavior? Why must we challenge the intellectual veracity of theism?
Mean, nasty Gnu Atheists.
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Edited by ERV-- you cant use the 'less than' 'greater than' sign to make hearts on SciBlogs. I know, wtf.
He's a Satanist and his name is "Creepo".
"Virgins defeating Lucifer"? Hell, I'd pay to see that !
I guess Lucifer is liek unicorns....
PS: Does it work if you try using <3 to make the heart -- i.e. "<3"?
Good on the OKC administration, is all I can say.
Love this, it's the best laugh I've had all day!
I'm recommending it to everyone I know.
Exactly. If Armstrong and Feagletosh believed a word they said, themselves, they'd be preaching to these tossers.
But that, of course, is not a way to sell books and prop oneself up as the last bulwark against the tide of amoral atheists and Dawkypoo.
I love the framing in that report, "It was peaceful demonstrations outside the civic center." Implying that those inside were not peaceful. *eye roll*
I'm glad they didn't use the word "protesters" for those outside the Center. I was there, and there was not one single protester. Unless you count people holding up signs against Satan himself, which is not the same as holding up signs saying "Satanists shouldn't get to come here". There weren't any of those.
Funny - the "Creepo" guy was actually the only self-proclaimed Satanist that I saw, and he didn't even go inside. So he got interviewed by at least two TV channels, but on News9 he was "PJ Creepers". Bully on him for his 2 minutes of fame.