Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis
Now for another episode of things that get right up my nose…
“Humanism is the cancer of thanks-giving. It is the devil’s PR. It is a first-class ticket to the sea of wantonness and debauchery. … The issue with Humanism is that it tries to knock God off the throne.”
Adewuyi is disturbed that Humanist officiants have been asking the government for the right to perform marriages, a request that, while having wide popular support, has so far fallen on the prime minister’s deaf ears.
I’ve said before – there are some you just itch to slap them into having a brain. But one Andrew Copson responded in a calm rational fashion, and this assclown shouts “Pol Pot!” (Apparently that was his well-prepared tirade – a single name. Idiot.)
It’s fucked behavior like this that makes me rude to believers. The last guy who declared “In my biblical viewpoint [blablalalalala]” to me and a group of others, was told (by me) that “no offense, but your bible is just a load of shit.” No, a fist fight didn’t erupt. (We were all martial artists there). He was polite, but willfully stupid (born again, evolution is a belief system, planet is only 6,000 years old, etc., you know the wearying drill).
I talk to these people, and my people skills rapidly deteriorate. It’s hard not to browbeat people when the facts are clearly the complete opposite of their perceptions. And, more irritatingly, the calmer you are, makes no difference.
So now I just laugh, and ask incredulously, “You don’t really believe that crap, do you?” It’s rude, and it’s cost me dear sometimes (telling a drop-dead gorgeous woman that the cash she’s paid for ‘psychic training’ – for two years! - is complete rubbish – Ouch.)
Yeah, rude ‘n crude. But soft sophisticated reason only works well when there are ears to listen. And in our culture, sometimes a club is needed.
Till the next post, then.