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beanson's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by beanson

many muslims have all the virtues of civilized persons

actually makes a substantial point- it tells us something (surprising); whereas

many atheists have all the virtues of civilized persons

is just perjorative without saying anything useful about the world- (as there is no logical link between atheism and any other value therefore no deduction can be made about a group of atheists other than the obvious)

so PZ or anyone could be consistant in feeling justifiably outraged at the atheist jibe and not so at the muslim fact

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 08:40:18 UTC | #538929