« on: August 16, 2014, 02:30:44 pm »
I would have been a lot more impressed if you had said "we" rather than "you", which is quite ironic in the context of the point you seemed to be making. Aren't you displaying the air of arrogant superiority that you seem to be decrying in others, I mean "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3 New International Version of the Bible. We all have planks, it seems to be an inevitable part of the human condition. The point is to deal with our own planks and not to slag off other people for theirs. Sharing our planks with other people would seem [to me] to be a better way of getting other people to look at their own rather than poking them in the eye with a sharp stick, if you'll excuse the pun.
NB I can't speak for all atheists [obviously] but, from my POV, its not an issue of “having the Right Beliefs” the important thing is “not having Wrong Beliefs”
BTW, you're not the end point of human thinking either. You're just
recycled half-assed 19th century positivists[insert disparaging comment of your own choice here] .