After my posting yesterday about the Rational Response Squad’s more aggressive tactics, you all had a lot to say.
Brian Sapient is responding. And calling you out.
As for “deconverting” success, we counted no less than 150 emails and 50 posts on our forum in the last year from believers who–in full or large part credit the RRS for their deconversion. I’d like to see how that stacks up against other atheist groups!
For a comparison as to how “passive atheism” doesn’t attract people like “aggressive atheism” does look towards the Humanist Vision challenge. A project that we were happy to support and put an equal amount of effort in to as compared to our Blasphemy Challenge. A project that I’d consider a failure in comparison and I know the reasons why, do you?
Humanist vision: 6 responses (note the overwhelming support from RRS via “links”Eye-winkBlasphemy Challenge 1,444 responses, and there were about another 700 that have been removed for a multitude of reasons that are not relevant to the current discussion.
This one was interesting:
… different people are susceptible to different modes of thought. One person’s bitter pill is another’s only chance to get through to. I’ve got a bitter pill and Hemant carries a glass of water around with him. You see how we work together?
Maybe we use the same pill, I just shove it in your throat because I know you need it, Hemant gives it to you by hand and hopes you trust him to take it.
He has a lot to say. Some worth reading. A lot I don’t care much for.
Go check it out and see what you think.