Would Be Eliminated
From: Michael Boyle
To: Positive Atheism
Sent: September 20, 2001 2:51 PM
Maybe these words are wasted upon those who do not need to read them but anyway. Like many of your readers I was brought up a Catholic, relatively devout at that. One day at the age of 21 -- 20 years ago -- alone sitting on the bonnet of my car next to a secluded beach playing my guitar I had a paradigm shift. This was the most profound instant of my life. I suddenly realised that all of the contradictions of my understanding of existence would be eliminated if God as we know it didn't exist. I instantly became a proselytising atheist but have become more tolerant since then.
Yet since the events of 11 September 2001 I have re-kindled my disgust at religion. We atheists must rid the world of ancient superstitions which are responsible for the precarious state of mankind. There is no God, no Yahweh, no Allah, yet those who believe in these deities rule the world and deny their children the truth.
In time knowledge will bring us out of this medieval fog but the sooner the better.
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Michael Boyle"
Subject: Re: FORUM_My_De-Conversion_Story_9371
Date: September 20, 2001 5:31 PM
We still aim our vitriol only at fundamentalism, and then only at intrusive, exploitative, and dangerous expressions of it. To go on an indiscriminate rampage, gratuitous lashing out against all expressions of religion, would only discredit any of the more valid messages we may have.
It's one thing to see it for yourself, but it's another thing altogether to be able to communicate this to others.
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