Atheism and Liberalism Discussion Continues

I didn’t get to mention it until now, but the blog Unreasonable Faith has shared some thoughts in response to my post about atheists and Liberal Christians. It sparked off quite a lot of discussion in the comment section. I’m guessing not everyone clicked through to read the original post, since some comments didn’t seem to accurately understand the focus of my own post on the topic.

See too Rod of Alexandria’s post on the subject as well.

  • VorJack Unreasonable Faith

    I think

  • Angievandemerwe

    Unreasonable faith is an attempt to sabatage the West for Eastern concerns! That is, Mystery! and for character development, via virtue,  as we ALL know that the WEST is DESPOTIC!!! CAPITALISM, CONSUMERISM and CONSUMPTION is the enemy # 1 to both the materialistic scientist via environmental concerns, AND the discriminaton of the WEST against the Black religion of ISLAM! America must pay the world back by equalizing their privledged status and power!! I DON’t AGREE.

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    @google-25255b00c877b4c53b0fc4a3d7636acb:disqus  I think too, and what I think is that some part of your comment didn’t register.

    @b41fe0b50d5b7a16b13fddf9c4410599:disqus  I think you are reading too much – or the wrong sorts of things – into the name of the blog “Unreasonable Faith.”

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    @google-25255b00c877b4c53b0fc4a3d7636acb:disqus  I think too, and what I think is that some part of your comment didn’t register.

    @b41fe0b50d5b7a16b13fddf9c4410599:disqus  I think you are reading too much – or the wrong sorts of things – into the name of the blog “Unreasonable Faith.”

  • Angievandemerwe

    Unreasonable anything is, well, unreasonable. It is intrusive religious “feeling”, of dependence on “mystery” or “god”…Schiermacher comes to mind.

    Such thinking is dependence, pure and simple and is not reasoned rationale of principles of conviction, which is personal. Such thinking isn’t taking responsiblity, but a paternalism that I don’t and can’t agree to/with. The principle of liberty, is the principle behind the law. Those that would like to maintain the State’s right to determine have already undermined liberty.

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  • Just Sayin’

    “It sparked off quite a lot of discussion in the comment section.”

    Some “discussion.”  I read some of the comments — the inevitable angry atheists posting in cliches.

  • VorJack Unreasonable Faith

    Sorry, James.  Disqus and I aren’t getting along these days.

    Anyway, I think part of the problem I end up having whenever Liberal
    Christianity comes up is that many people don’t know what the phrase
    means.  Reading through the comments, it seems that many atheists
    consider anyone who is not a fundamentalist to be a Liberal.

    I should probably get my hands on Gary Dorrien’s books and write a quick
    description.  Although I’m not sure how that would go over.

    @d7f45ed2df049a7b0f21c07aab0c8c94:disqus I’m not sure what comments you’re reading, but the thread has descended into arguments with a self-styled prophet.  I’m not sure you can call us “angry atheists” for that.

  • blotonthelandscape

    Don’t mistake the volume of comments for comments regarding your post. As vorjack pointed out, many of them are from/to a paranoid schizophrenic “prophetess” who used the topic of liberal christianity as a springboard for evangelism.

    I don’t always read the links from a blog post I read, but when I do, I don’t like being told I haven’t.

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    @1ae22e35cf927e2270331e9ae3d8604d:disqus , I certainly apologize if I gave the impression that I was saying that no one had read it! I was referring specifically to the fact that some commenters seemed to think I had claimed that atheism itself, as opposed to many of its points about the Bible etc., derived from liberal Christianity. I simply intended to point out that in that particular area, the direction of influence was historically the reverse of what some assume.

    I apologize again that you understood my remark to be directed at you personally, for whatever reason.


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