Are you telling me Moslems are like Christians--a group of 2 billion people that all think and act exactly the same? This is great. There I was seeing all this cultural and ideological and political complexity in the world and now you've helped me cut it in half!
Do you have any more such categories? I mean, if you have two more groups of that size we can reduce the world to just four people and a lot of clones. That would make everything so much easier to understand!
I don't know if Visitors Welcome is an atheist or not.
But yes, the irony that the board just fought a pitched battle against those who wanted to stereotype atheists and agnostics as a single group is not lost on me. As Nietzsche observed, people don't like complexity and prefer to find simplifying schema that obviate the need to pay attention to details and differences. The problem is that racism, sexism, and other social ills flow from such simplifications.
I dont know either, but there a few Islamophobic atheists here. Whether he is one, I dont know. BTW, I reported the poster or posters with the cute names which have never been seen before. The bigotry is bad enough without using fake monikers. Have the guts to own your views, people.Hope they get deleted.
Because of my provocative writing style, I sometimes anger people and they occasionally reply intemperately. When they state their views with aggression or throw insults about, I often think their words discredit their arguments. So rather than take the exchanges down, I'd prefer that they stay up where people can read and evaluate them in their starker form. Our present discussion of Islam, for example, does a pretty good job of exploring the problem of stereotypes.
To paraphrase both an ancient philosopher and a modern tyrant, let the hundred flowers bloom and the hundred schools of thought contend!