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July 31, 2006

"Raving Atheist" Not Enough of an Atheist?

We hate to miss out on a good contretemps, and, surprise, apparently even the gaggle of blogging disbelievers can occasionally spawn one. So here, in the likelihood that you've missed it, is the wise and level headed (a negative for a contretemps) Pharyngula jabbing The Raving Atheist. RA (as he's known in blogland) committed his first sin by questioning abortion. His second may have been this statement: "I will never write another bad word about Jesus or Christianity on The Raving Atheist."

Be warned: Not to be left out, I'm looking for a fight. Maybe I'll never say another bad word about Zeus or paganism.

Posted by Mitchell Stephens at July 31, 2006 7:39 PM


Please say something bad about Zeus or Odin. They sre such attention whores and they have no reason for existence if you don't kick them around a bit.

Posted by: beepbeepitsme at August 1, 2006 2:01 AM

Whatever else RA's motivation might have been, it sure brought him some publicity. He lost many readers but probably gained even more.

Posted by: vjack at August 6, 2006 2:29 PM

For what it's worth, I have always detected some sort of ambivalence in RA's writings on religion. At some point I seriously wondered if he could be a religious person in disguise.

Posted by: Kristian Z at August 7, 2006 5:30 AM

With all due respect, I'd hardly describe Pharyngula as wise and level headed. Obviously, there is personal bias there considering his misinterpretations of my own work and attacks on my character, but even in much of his other posting, level headedness and wisdom seem sadly absent.

But I'm glad to see this promise to not mock Zeus and paganism is to be short-lived. I'd be very interested to see your take on paganism.

Posted by: Melinda Barton at September 25, 2006 1:25 PM

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