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Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
i quit my religion…
I don’t get it.
I get it, but I think most of us are *done* with cancer analogies.
Actually, I do get it. It’s just not funny.
Is there an email I can reach you at? I have an important question! I’d just comment but I think a more personal response would help better, rather than a bunch of comments.
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Dammit, I clicked to read the rest before realizing it was The Far Left Side. I didn’t and do not intend to visit that site again.
I didn’t mind it when the author, Mike Stanfill, spent a week spouting long-disproven 9/11 conspiracy theories and passive-aggressively not taking responsibility for them by claiming he was “just putting information out there” or something.
I didn’t mind when he wrote a piece criticizing eating meat and linked a PETA piece that was chock-full of misrepresentations and deceptions.
I did mind when, after some regular readers rebutted his meat-industry piece in the comments, where debates are considered the norm, the comic author then erased all the comments that didn’t support him. It’s worth noting that all of the comments I saw were respectful and intelligent.
I most definitely fucking minded when, after robbing those commenters of their voices, the author of The Far Left Side proceeded to insult them and claim they were irrational because they didn’t agree with him and the overt nonsense he had linked.
I wasn’t one of those he went after. I signed in early and read the first comments, went to work, then came back later intending to comment. I then saw that they’d all been deleted and the commenters badmouthed.
Mike Stanfill has lost his skepticism, his perspective, and my respect. And I rather wish he hadn’t, because he was often a good read.
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