Foolish and vile atheists

February 22, 2009 | By | 183 Replies More

This video is a couple years old, but it makes a worthy point for those of us who sometimes get weary of hearing how foolish and vile we are when we are accused of these things by people who don’t even know us.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Hank says:

    “I really think if science would get out of the business of being used to discredit other people’s perspectives on values and personal beliefs then secular schools might be possible….”

    For the last time, science doesn't dictate values or personal beliefs. Science is a tool; a collection of methods used to ascertain, in an unbiased way and to the best of our knowledge, facts about the universe.

    If other peoples' perspectives and viewpoints on scientific facts can be shown to be WRONG, then that's just too damn bad. It isn't science's fault if some people think the world was magicked into existence in a week and that dinosaurs, thylacines and polar bears were all on the Ark together for a month and none of them tried to eat each other. That stuff simply is not true.

    I can't believe after so many people have spelled out what science is, you still think it's some kind of competing ideology or belief system that's just as fallible, parochial and intent on winning converts as your own. People are very patient with you – more so than you deserve – but in the end, every single time someone attempts an explanation or a correction you just choose to ignore everything they say because you already have the answers you need.

    You've progressed from being challenging to being flat-out boring. I'm starting to bore myself saying the same effing thing over and over.

    Debate totally over.

  2. Karl says:

    Kind of knew I wouldn't have the last comment.

  3. Stacy Kennedy says:

    Does anybody have a good recipe for lentil soup?

  4. Hank says:

    Yet you had a crack anyway. A for effort!

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