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A truly profound atheist is someone who has taken the trouble to understand, in its most sophisticated forms, the belief he or she rejects, and to understand the consequences of that rejection.

The whole, very long, saggy rant seems to boil down to the writer being in want of The Courtier's Reply. There's so much wrong with the above (short) quote, from the "No True Scotsman" fallacy to the arrogance of the claims the religious make for themselves that for him to call others' arguments illogical, shallow and vapid, is, well, deeply ironic.

I couldn't be bothered reading past about half way.

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:02:00 UTC | #461775