Welcome to Feedback Friday! Today’s fan mail comes from This Article wherein I make the following comment:
“An atheist has no reason to get married, or stay married. An atheist has no reason to make vows or keep the vows they make.”
This is a statement about Atheism’s total lack of moral foundation. I in no way suggest that Atheists should not be ALLOWED to get married or anything like that. None the less, I got this reply.
Atheists have no reason to get married? How discriminatory & frankly ignorant. It should be a crime to indoctrinate children into that sick [swear words]
And yes, this was her entire comment with only the swears removed.
So I replied:
Greetings again, Amanda. You have told me how you FEEL, but do you have any REASON for your comments? If I am wrong, I’m open to learning.
And as always, thanks for reading and commenting.
I told you what I think actually. And yeah, my reason is common sense and decency haha. Only a theist would make such ridiculous discriminatory comments and actually expect to be taken seriously
Once again, this is her entire comment, unedited. I replied thusly:
You are not going to believe this, but I looked up “Hypocrisy” at Dictionary.com and I found this example statement: “Only a theist would make such ridiculous discriminatory comments.”
What are the odds? Here YOU are bashing “theists” – discriminating against all theists as being “ridiculous and discriminatory” and “lacking common sense and decency”, and there, in the dictionary… Well, I was surprised.
Sarcasm aside, you DO know that you didn’t explain, defend, or prove anything, right? You started off with name calling and when asked to defend your position you have stooped to MORE name calling.
You can see that, right?
What you said was, “Atheists have no reason to get married? How discriminatory & frankly ignorant. It should be a crime to indoctrinate children into that sick [swear words]” which offers NO defense of your position or even an attempt to debunk mine, and now you are doing more name calling.
You really have not told me what you think, you have only expressed how you FEEL. Please, if I am wrong, then explain HOW I am wrong. Point out my error so that I can learn. Show the fault in my logic and reason, or my dependence on false assumptions. But if all you can do is call me names, then you must realize at some level that
you may hate what I said, but you also agree with me.
At least let that make you think.
…Unsurprisingly, she never told me what she thinks. Perhaps it’s possible that I told her what she thinks and she had nothing left to say.
Whatever you think #JesusLovesYou