Cenek, you ought not be fine with theists saying silly things. If you reflect a bit I think you will agree that it is not true that free market place of ideas guarantees good ideas.
I agree, "you ought not be fine with theists saying silly things." Being silent, nodding, smiling, imply agreement. Silly does as silly says!
In a change of subject, I also agree, " it is not true that free market place of ideas guarantees good ideas."
Now, if I had a sense of humor, I could find a funny way to rebut silly ideas; however, I have not one funny bone in my body.
When I hear how "free" the market is, I want to kill!
Glen, Joan -- Yes I agree completely that there is no guarantee of good ideas.
Neither is there is there any such guarantee in a non-free situation.
I choose to prefer the more free situation!
As for the idea of implicit agreement it is probably my fault that I was misconstrued. Saying silly things brings silly thoughts into the domain of public opinion where criticisms will moderate. I was saying that it is so very silly,retarded, untrue that I know of Christians who will disagree with the OP statements. A few more absurdities and we'll have another atheist, or thousand.
I'm sorry, what?! But seriously, what? No. This is just. Argh!
Patrick, I have trouble with blanket statements. Not all religious are idiots or evil; many are misguided, and afraid. Not all non-religious are virtuous or moral; some are as selfish and self-centered as the worst of the religious. Some wars, famines, diseases, crimes, hate and suicides can be caused by a lack of religion, in my opinion. It is not theism or atheism that causes these events; it is thinking and acting that create such tragedies happen, or bad luck. There is no superhuman cause and effect ... unless you can show me evidence.
The absence of religion is not a primary driving force behind these things. There are instances (in some cases many) where religion is the primary driving force, however.
There are those without religion that are the cause of some of these abhorrences, but with one exception (hate), I can't think of times that atheism has been a root cause of these things.
The term "crime" is very misleading in this poster, also... what is a crime in one place and time is not in another.
I agree with the your statements.
I especially like your statement of "a crime in one place and time is not in another." Slavery is a perfect example, and another is subordination of women and children to males. Some of the worst crimes have been committed because of religion and religion plays a very big part in both slavery and domination.
Which website does it come from and from which page has this 'thing' been cut ? The poster should provide a link so we really know what this 'thing' is about.
Something so ridiculous should prove to be even more humorous, I think.
Ridiculous does not always equate with funny.
Looks like a screenshot from Facebook, so no telling "where" it comes from.
We can all play John Lennon's Imagine, which states the opposite to this ridiculous poster.
Maybe the poster was just created by a Troll, for a laugh.
It's hardly something that would be publicly accepted, even by Christians in secular societies like here and Britain where many of their colleagues and friends are atheists.
It may be accepted in Bible belts such as the massive ones in the US and a small one in Queensland Australia from where Ken Ham originated.
Yet, even there it would be strongly questioned by moderate Christians.
It would certainly be considered rubbish by anybody versed in genuine history.
So, it's acceptability is extremely limited.
So, it is more likely just something a Troll would post on FB.
I know, because I've been a troll on religious forums for years now and I'd likely post something like that just for a laugh.
Even if opposes my own views.
Because sometimes it is fun to bat for the opposition, get them on side and then hit them for maximum points when they least expect it.