10 Reasons Why I Listen To Atheists Revisited

10 Reasons Why I Listen To Atheists Revisited

street_photos_nyc.gifLisa and I are taking the day off today to go to Fredericton. I want to visit the art store there and pick up some woodcut printing supplies. We also plan on hanging out over lattés at Chapters for a while. So I dug back in my archives and pulled out this article that I posted back in August of 2006. Interested in your thoughts.
  1. I believe that all voices should be free to speak and to be heard.
  2. I believe that they are not afraid to ask some hard questions that I think need asking.
  3. I believe that God cannot be scientifically or logically proven, as they insist.
  4. I believe they have the ability to expose idiocy that has risen to the level of taboo.
  5. I believe their critique of church life can be more objective, therefore more incisive.
  6. I believe, as they argue, that the church and the state must be kept separate.
  7. I believe I must respect even the strongest opponent of my views and beliefs.
  8. I believe, since I have atheist friends, that most mean no harm.
  9. I believe they can, like anyone, employ measures that threaten human liberties.
  10. I believe that sometimes I have been one myself!
These are generalizations, since atheist does not describe a cohesive, homogenous or unified group. The fine art photograph is the creation of my friend Mark Hemmings, and is from his New York City collection.

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