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What kind of flame warrior are you? posted 12 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat kind of flame warrior are you? by Randal, Auditor

We're not talking world politics here, c'mon. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> We're talking about people having flamewars on internet messageboards. Do you claim only believers flame?

In the grander scheme of things, you're right. Atheists as a group generally have not tried to violently convert others to their worldview.

Several reasons for this spring to mind. Firstly, there's less of them. Secondly, they haven't been around for nearly as long a time as the religious peeps. (at least not in sufficient numbers) And thirdly, they just don't care enough.

Which I suppose is your point, and which I'll be happy to grant. Most atheists, myself included, deem it ultimately unimportant what others believe, because it's just all fairy tales anyway. Hence even the most fanatical do not go around condemning and killing people for having different beliefs. And even if they do, this is not motivated by atheism, but by some other ideal they uphold. (communism comes to mind. RAF, anyone?)

All of which doesn't change my position a bit in the smaller scheme of things. The description on the flamewarriors website was correct and not prejudiced, for or against atheists. view post


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