You can be skeptical and friendly at the same time.
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Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.
The evil part was God’s phenomenally outrageous overreaction.
The evil part is that they realized they were naked and put that to use right away.
The evil part was having to have sex with all their children.
Nope, still can’t make me visit that site. I’ve seen him post links to deceitful PETA propaganda as if it were fact, then, when gently rebutted as to the deceit (not the position, but specifically the deceit), delete the rebuttals, block the commenters, and insult them. Mind you, he looked that bad after he changed his own first response to try to make himself look better.
(I was not one of those he treated this way, nor did I know any of them. I saw the original post and comments in the morning, went to work without responding, and saw the deletions, edits and insults in the afternoon. It stuck out quite a bit because I had been crafting a response while at work, so the whole thing was very fresh.)
None of his readers had a rude word when he spent a week posting daily screeds about how 9/11 was allegedly an “inside job”, based on claims that had already been debunked for many years, and hedged his bets by claiming that he was just presenting facts… you know, “Just sayin’.” That’s how respectful they were. And he treated them like that.
I was just flicking through the site’s archive and was surprised to find the 9/11 truther stuff too. Full of logical fallacies and innuendo and with a clear warning that “to spare us from right-wingnuttery, comments are moderated”. That’s not to say that I don’t like some of the cartoons but nonetheless, it did stand out.
Hmm, that might explain the lack of rude words that week.
I really liked his work, but that behavior crossed the line for me. It wasn’t as if he was being insulted or trolled.
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