Carnival of the Godless for Loons
The latest Carnival of the Godless came out last Monday, and you can find it over at Anonymously Blogging My Heart Out.
One article I thought was amusing in its naivete comes from Paul Fidalgo and his blog DC Secularism Examiner. In his article “Nonbelievers and the etiquette of name-calling”, he reports that he took some flack recently for calling Kirk Cameron a “loon”. Yup. That’s all he said. When being called on it, it put up a quasi-apology:
Point taken. Indeed, I’m pretty weary of the mock-the-Christians genre of atheist blog posts myself (not that I am totally innocent of this).
He needs to spend some time over here and stiffen up his spine.
To be clear, I don’t mock all Christians. I only mock, ridicule, and berate the crazies. Having a Yahweh-belief or a Xenu-belief or even a pasta-belief is completely fine with me. Except for the latter, I see no good reason for such, but I really don’t care how other people choose to waste their neurons (and some of those people have so few neurons to waste!).
Even if the extreme Christians (a.k.a. fundies) merely believed some of the craziest stuff in the world, this blog wouldn’t exist. It’s when they act on those beliefs, to the detriment of the rest of us, that my tolerance ends and the ridicule begins. If you try to push your craziness on the rest of us, then you have opened yourself up to public reactions by the rest of us. Some us us choose to call ‘em like we see ‘em.
The bulk of Fidalgo’s article, however, is devoted to the distinction between mere name calling and actual oppression. It’s a pretty good article, despite how easily he buckled. Check it out.
There are two other articles I’d like to quickly point out. The Whited Sepulchre has some interesting speculation on “How Jesus Evolved”. Wynters Wonderland has a great short article on “The Trouble with Adam and Eve…”.