posted on Aug, 5 2003 @ 01:09 AM
Your basic thesis is correct. The anti-theist must show just as much faith in God's non-existence, as a thiest shows in God's existence. This, you
have properly called the Unskeptical Skeptic.
However, understand that what you accuse these people of - quoting other sources, websites, and basically not thinking; many theists are guilty of the
same - quoting scripture, their pastors, etc.
These people, the believers who don't know anything about their own faith, are a cause of this unskeptical skeptic phenomenon - it is these 'blind
followers' who enrage the anti-theists and cause them to lash out at religion. Of course, they fail to see how they themselves have become 'blind
followers' of a different faith. The theists become offended, the anti-theists become offended in return, and the cycle of attacks goes on
So in this sense, as Tyriffic said, "the deafening silence is Golden". Because otherwise we'd just have insults flying and no one wants that.
The true skeptics understand that to have blind faith in God's non-existence is as pointless(ignorant) as having blind faith in His existence. They
have nothing to debate you about, for they would agree with your thesis - as I do. Those people you are trying to reach, the Unskeptical Skeptics,
are perhaps smart enough to see that you are well-armed and ready for battle - perhaps they are not so ignorant as it seems.