Thanks for the feedback, Peg.

More Catholic commenters.  Peg is displeased with my article about the KC Atheists getting barred from the St. Patty’s Day parade.

Well, to be annoying, that would “pedantic.”
And the notion that a bunch of heathens adopt my cultural heritage observation day to drink green beer, get drunk, and wear green is offensive to my sensibilities.

Do you presume to speak for everybody of Irish heritage?  I only ask because a lot of them use the day as an excuse to drink beer, get drunk, and to wear green.  If that’s offensive to your sensibilities, then you are perfectly free to celebrate the day by staying sober, watching Judge Judy, and wearing pastel pink.  No atheist will give a shit.

But the way we live our lives does not revolve around looking out for Peg’s sensibilities.  You are, of course, entitled to your sensibilities, but you’re a bit daft if you think your sensibilities should govern my life.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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