I am issuing a call to arms.
ATS is under siege, and is rapidly losing the battle against religious suppression.
Bill Mahers' call to arms for Atheists - FIGHT THE FUNDIES!
I have been a member of ATS for a while now. I have been keeping a close eye on what I consider to be the enemies of truth, information flow, and
clear - empirical analysis.
One of the most implacable enemies of the core-principles of ATS is that of religion. In the case of ATS, the biggest threat comes from
fundamentalist Christians, and even their more moderate 'brethren'. By brethren I mean fellow cultists.
In recent times I have seen more and more fundamentalists appearing on the site, swamping the boards with pointless scripture, forcing their
unscientific and faith-based opinions upon everyone else. The worst aspect of their activities involves the empirical, rational debate of subjects.
Too often, I see excellent threads and subjects derailed - normally by a fundamentalist (fundie) Christian declaring that the end is nigh, and quoting
scripture. Worse still, these same fundie's often stonewall subjects by saying 'it is God's will', or 'Perhaps it was just a miracle?'.
These pitiful people have NO interest in the 'real' truth of any subject. They have no interest in getting to the heart of a conspiracy - in its'
'real' situation. They must always discuss things 'in light' of their religious conviction. They make statements and claims, (as truth) about
subjects, which their religious conviction skews and distorts the subject matter at hand.
Religion, and particularly on ATS - Christianity, is an enemy of truth.
Is it a conspiracy?
Are religious nutters trying to convert us all?
Are they too often trying to suppress excellent 'Religion-Critical' topics by starring and flagging (in massive quantities) pro-Christianity topics
that just happen to appear when Atheist topics are doing well?
Also, possible solutions - please discuss this as well.
(My view - Give OP's the opportunity to declare a thread 'religion-free zones' - moderators would be required to remove any post propounding
religious conviction of any type - this would also help remove religious idiot trolls.)
For those who enjoy Mr Dawkins' take on things, this video, (with annoying music) is an excellent excerpt of true, clear thinking.
Richard Dawkins' tells it like it is - ATHEISTS UNITE!
Without Religious Conviction, Demanding No Undue Privilege,