Heh heh heh. Yeah, I can't blame some atheists for staying in the closet, with the door locked, in some parts of the country and in some sorts of families. It's hellish out there, for some of us, and we just can't be honest. I just have the advantage of being in a liberal area, and my family is mostly composed of lax believers.
I work in healthcare in a long term care facility and I deal with death on a regular basis. About a year ago the opportunity arose for me to take a palliative care course through my work. I enjoyed it for the most part. It dealt with topics such as end of life care, pain relief and addressing the spiritual needs of different individuals based on their religious beliefs.There was one instance however that was decidedly unpleasant, and unfortunately really overshadowed the rest of my time in the…See More
"They mistake logic with internal consistency.
If you show a theist that his views are internally inconsistent, you will have some measure of success. He will make a good faith (ha!) effort at modifying his views to make them more internally…"