Originally posted by googlefudge
This is a video of a talk (appx 48mins long) from the recent Skepticon IV conference the video's
from which I have been slowly and steadily watching as time allows as I wasn't able to go (sadness).
The title of this talk is the same as this threads title, and is dealing with ts and the
vast majority of skeptics and/or freethinkers (those that are doing it right).
The woman in the video admits that she is angry about many things that she
describes and blames religion as the root cause of all her anger.
1. She says she is angry that there is a battle to teach evolution in school.
It is my understanding that evolution is already taught in school and the
battle of the atheists is preventing an alternate theory of Intelligent Design
along side evolution. She dogmatically states that evolution is the foundation
of biology because that is what she has heard someone say. She obviously does
not know that study in biology goes back long before the theory of evolution
came about and the ideas from evolution is only a small part of modern biology.
2. She says that she is angry that preachers tell women must submit to their
husband even when they are getting beaten to death. I have never heard a
preacher say that; it has always been the opposite. Yet she may have heard
some cult leader or false teacher say this. But this fact eludes her.
3. She says she is angry that children are taught to hate their sexuality by
religion. I can only speak from my own experience, but I was raised in a
Baptist church and was only taught to abstain from sexual activity until
marriage, not to hate my sexuality.
4. She says she is angry that she was asked something about someone being
either Baptist of Catholic. Maybe that is someting to be angry about, if true,
however I am almost certain the official question is "Do you have a religious
5. She says she is angry that the Roman Catholic Church covered up the sexual
abuse by their priests. We Christians are also angry with that so why must
she blame religion in general?
6. She says she is angry that she has to know more about the religion than
the religious person and the religious person is always asking for evidence
that proves them wrong. I find that on this forum it has always been the
atheists that have asked for evidence that proved God existed or created
the heavens and the earth. I have pointed out that atheist never prove
anything or attempt to because they claim they do not have to prove a
Many of the things she is angry about are from false religions and false
teachers, but she says she doesn't care and doesn't give a damn about what
the original text says. And other things she is angry about I believe are
legitimate to be angry about for we Chritians are also angry about them.
However, she is so angry with religion that she ignores or will not accept
the truth of Christianity.
She understands the importance of anger in politcal movements and even
quotes two religious leaders in support of her idea. She even says something
about David, who is told about in the Holy Bible, to support her idea. But
she doesn't understand God's anger.
She says theists want atheists to shut-up. That is strange because on this
forum that is a request from atheists for Christians to shut-up because they
don't what to hear about our belief in Jesus the Christ.
She speaks of compassion for those who have been done wrong and seems capable
of being a good Christian if she would accept the love of Christ in her heart.
P.S. She seems to ignore all the bad things atheist do for she defends
athesists as having so much compassion.