You Made Rob Dirne
Look Like A Poo
From: Steve Branks (New Zealand)
To: Positive Atheism
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 1:08 AM
You certainly made "Rob Dirne" look like a poo.
You would think that some of these guys might have learned by now that no quarter can be given if they insist on taking the Bible as anything more than the product of romantic and mythological thinking.
If one were to take the "fig tree" story literally, it would only convince one that God, faced with a challenge, almost invariably responds with violence -- the most primitive form of response -- rather than intelligence.
Even the very central act of the Christian myth required appalling violence.
I don't know if the Bible contains one significant act by the deity that does not involve some form of physical, verbal, or psychological violence.
Other than the illusory comfort offered by the Christian myth, is there anything attractive about its deity?
From: "Positive Atheism Magazine"
To: "Steve Branks"
Subject: Re: Positive_Atheism_Letters_Section
Date: Saturday, June 09, 2001 6:08 AM
He made himself look like a poo. He asked for it. I told him to stop writing several (unposted) e-mails ago, but he wouldn't believe me. He must be an aCliffWalkerist or something. That's okay, I won't punish him for it.
Maybe if I offer him a quarter --
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