in life, in wonder, in people

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  1. You also don’t need commercials to help you make life choices.

    Not all that different from those guys in the white shirts and bad ties that go door to door.

  2. An ad on YouTube is a tad different from harassment at home.

  3. In practice, but its still peddling ware that if they are as good as they are claiming shouldn’t need to be peddled.

  4. wares*

  5. Right. Because that isn’t like the same thing as telling atheists to shut up. And it isn’t like religion has a monopoly on promoting ways of life. And it isn’t like religions present atheists as fundamentally evil and immoral.

  6. And it isn’t like atheists don’t portray religions with the same animosity.

    I’m not telling atheists to shut up, I just don’t think its any different from what a lot of religions do, sell their way of life.

  7. Atheists don’t portray the religious as inherently immoral.

    You compared atheists to Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses. Your brand new comparison could apply to any instance where someone says, “Hey, I think X.”

  8. The religious don’t portray atheists as inherently immoral than. Certainly some religious do as you say and some atheists do as I say, makes both of them useless.

    I don’t like when people try and sell me things. Its just as annoying when the various religions buy billboards, time slots and go door to door as when vacuum cleaner salesmen do, or yes, atheists too.

    Some baptists tried to sell me religion the other day too.

    Don’t act like it’s any different for atheists to try and “convert” people than it is for the religious to do it.

  9. The religious don’t portray atheists as inherently immoral than.

    Do you read this blog?

    I don’t like when people try and sell me things.

    C’est le vie.

    Don’t act like it’s any different for atheists to try and “convert” people than it is for the religious to do it.

    Didn’t I already address this goal post moving? This isn’t what you originally said; I’m not going to let you create a strawman.

    Everyone is looking to sell their ideas. That isn’t bad just because it sounds so dirty. And it isn’t just when someone wants your money or soul. It happens every single day, in virtually every single setting. That’s life. Someone tells you she likes a band? She’s trying to sell you an idea. Someone tells you he doesn’t like provolone? He’s selling you an idea. Someone shows you his new shoes? Someone tells you about a news story? Someone points out a puddle you almost stepped in? Someone gives you a present? These are all ideas and they’re all being sold to you in one way or another. So once we move from your original point to this new one, yeah, when an atheist organization creates an ad, it’s trying to sell some idea. And when a religion does that? Same thing. And when my niece shows me her new toy at Christmas? Yeah, she’s selling me something. And it’s adorable.

  10. Ridiculous, everyone like provolone!

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