Hemant Mehta Declares WAR on Freethought Blogs!

Hemant Mehta, the internet’s friendly neighborhood atheist linked to a really interesting article on the founding of Patheos and the philosophy of its founders. They come across more as outsiders to religion sincerely devoted to providing accuracy and quality in the presentation of a range of viewpoints and to accomplishing the Herculean task of getting the bloggers and commenters on their sites to genuinely engage with each other.

But what interests us here is that Hemant ended his post by instigating WAR against Freethought Blogs! He took aim first against our beloved Digital Cuttlefish:

 other non-theistic bloggers have joined the site and more of them will be coming soon.

I suppose that means we can all look forward to Patheos’ next phase: The inevitable war with Freethought Blogs. (Bring it, Cuttlefish.)

It is on!

And when we capture Richard Wade, I call dibs on him writing for my blog!

Your Thoughts?

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  • Andrew G.

    Patheos may have a few decent bloggers (notably Slacktivist; also Leah of Unequally Yoked moved there recently, but now seems to have come, um, unyoked), but some of their bloggers and more importantly article writers are quite astonishingly offensive and not showing any signs of improvement.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Camels With Hammers

      I never read anyone there but Hemant and the Unreasonable Faith guys. What’s so offensive about the rest of them? Are they really conservative religious bloggers?

    • Andrew G.

      The bloggers and columnists are a real mixed bag.

      In my occasional forays into the main page articles and the blog list, the most offensive articles by far have tended to be from Catholics. I guess they have the advantage over the conservative Protestants in that they get to go after contraception and divorce as well as abortion/gays/transgenders/liberals/OWS/you-name-it.

  • http://www.friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    “And when we capture Richard Wade, I call dibs on him writing for my blog!”

    They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our FREEDOM!

    …Uh, you Freethought guys have cookies? I’ll be happy to write some things once in a while for cookies.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Camels With Hammers

      We HAVE cookies!! We WIN!! It’s V-Day!!!

    • http://www.friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

      Well, keep in mind that my loyalty remains with Hemant. I just think we can avoid a devastating war with Cookie Diplomacy.

      Would that cookies could resolve other conflicts.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Camels With Hammers

      Would that cookies could resolve other conflicts.

      Has anyone seriously ever given them a shot yet?

    • http://www.friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

      Hmmm. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offering a plate of cookies to Ahmadinejad. Nuclear war prevented by chocolate chips. Well, nothing else seems to be working. Stranger things have happened. (Don’t ask me right now for examples.)

  • http://unreasonablefaith.com Vorjack

    It is on!

    Bring it. Remember, we’ve got the Pagan portal on our side, so we’ve got the spellcasters.

    Seriously, I like being part of the same community as James McGrath, Fred Clark, Jason Pitzl-Waters and some of the others. But some, particularly the columnists, are just … special. I feel sorry for Fred Clark, who practically had a blog schism when his regular readers saw who else was on Patheos.


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