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Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012 10:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] karohemd
That Geek cookbook looks fun.

Mentioning Batgirl...

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
I read the whole thing, and was frankly a bit perplexed. Is there some weird form of atheism that I'm not aware of which singles out Black Christians and Islam? Elsewhere it advocates making fun of Mormonism on the grounds of its power, when Catholicism is not only the craziest thing ever invented, but is so powerful it has its own country within a country that it already dominates completely. Different strokes for different folks there, I suppose, and we all have our favourite nutty cult, but Mormons have endured a fair amount of persecution in comparatively recent history in their quest for religious freedom. Their religion might be utterly barking, but... yeah, that made me a bit queasy, actually.

Criticising majority non-white religions is not racist as long as it really is the religion that is being criticised rather than the culture (a distinction partially acknowledged later on with the mention of the hijab as a cultural rather than religious thing). That's as nonsensical as claiming, for example, that it's racist to write a negative review of an Iranian film.

"Realize that being offended is much better than being oppressed" - good advice in isolation, but in the context of an article that regularly makes offence and oppression synonymous, it's almost meaningless.

The whole thing must have been written to air some very personal frustrations, so I'm left with a sense that while I don't agree with much of it, it's probably for the best that I don't really 'do' atheism online.

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chess
Mormons are a hot target in the US right now because of Mitt Romney, one of the various interchangable GOP bastards hoping to run for president...

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Yeah, I felt the same way about it. Boggled, and massively in disagreement over chunks of it.

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] telegramsam
I've seen some of the criticized items brought up on the internet by individuals purporting to argue from an Atheist stance. They tend to be the rather stupid sort though, and not necessarily representative of a majority. I get the feeling the article came out of some specific interactions as well, actually, probably on tumblr where it was posted, or some forum somewhere...

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] staceyuk
I love Feminist Frequency!

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bagfish
Ugh, that Unilad thing is utterly revolting. The misogyny was palpable. I just can't understand why those men think of women in such a violent and objectifying way?

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