Coming Out: A Message to the Apologists, Part II

I am at once infuriated and nauseated by your shameless lies and tactics.

And I am compelled to wonder why you do what you do… not out of idle curiosity… but in a sincere effort to understand the true the nature of the beast.

To that end, I educated myself in the domain of psychopathology.

Then, I simply watched you in action and took notes.

And it all became crystal clear…

You aren’t stupid. You are quite clever… too clever in fact.

Neither are you insane. You know exactly what you are doing.

So, what could it be if not for stupidity or insanity?

The answer, of course, is a simple as it is disturbing.

EVIL really does exist… and YOU are one of its ugly faces.

Learn more… Coming Out: A Message to the Apologists, Part III

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Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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  1. It pains me that you have put me into a box without having a clue who I am, what I stand for, and what I do every day. It is clear to me that you haven’t read any of my other hundreds of postings. And, as much as it pains me, allow me to address your unfair attacks one by one…
    1) I never called Apollo an apologist, evil or otherwise… and I still don’t consider Apollo an apologist. He made a point about the comfort provided by belief and I responded. Did you read my response?
    2) I gave Apollo the benefit of the doubt that he was a decent person who simply didn’t understand what “apologist” meant in the context I was using it. (By the way, the definition is embedded in the totality of my post To be clear, if you are not guilty of any the enumerated tactics, you are not an apologist.)
    3) Apollo did a typical hit and run tactic. He ignored my response and passive aggressively talked past me to someone else before he realized that this someone else did not agree with him in the least.
    4) His hit and run, passive aggressive attack closed him off completely to any response from me. THIS is a classic example of what religion does to otherwise decent people.
    5) I did not call and do not call all believers… Christians, Muslims, Jews, and otherwise… evil in the least. In my experience, most believers are nominally decent people who would be nice enough neighbors without religion.
    6) MLK is one of my heroes.
    7) I don’t want to form an atheist army. I would love to see benevolent swarms of peaceful freelance human beings loving each other without appeals to any authority, earthly or divine, or for want of reward or fear of punishment.
    8) I suspect that Apollo and Frank Mirror are the very same person. Your ANONYMOUS, DEMONIZING, PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE word play.
    9) The remainder of your attacks are not worth dignifying with a response. Shame on you.


  2. Pretty much in a nutshell. Many years ago when I was a Christian, preachers often said that Carl Sagan was evil — a tool of the devil. Clearly, he was on to these apologists like white on rice.

    “There is no question that religions have historically played the role of making people contented with their lot. …such a doctrine would be very appealing to the ruling classes of a society. …Many societies, for this reason alone, encourage the contentment with your lot that the religious premise of heaven affords.

    Many religions lay out a set of precepts… and claim that these instructions were given by a god or gods. For example, the first code of law by Hammurabi of Babylon… was handed to him by the god Marduk… this is a bamboozle… a pious hoax. …if Hammurabi had merely said, “Here’s what I think everybody should do,” he would have been much less successful…” ~ Carl Sagan

    Oh, and while we’re on the subject, I was quite involved in the “music ministry” during this time. I had always been dependable on following through with my responsibilities in the church. One Sunday, I had “special music”, but I couldn’t attend church that day, so I arranged for someone else to cover for me.

    I called the preacher before church services to let him know I wouldn’t be at church, and had made arrangements for someone else to do special music. Then I said “but I will be with you all in spirit.”

    He responded by saying: “The spirit doesn’t tithe.”

    I was a charter member there. I never stepped foot in that church again after that.

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