A Sobering Thought

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All I said, yesterday, was that I don’t want to debate atheists anymore, I’m not good at it and I don’t have the patience for it. And the roof fell in: unprecedented number of comments, most of them from angry atheists who interpreted “I don’t want to debate” to mean “I’m just dying to debate you!”

By this time I hope we’ve all learned that it doesn’t take much social media savvy to make a little band of malcontents look like a multitude. That’s what they want you to believe. It’s supposed to intimidate you. Scare you. Like, who are you to stand in front of that towering blue wave of atheism? (Oops. Seem to have conflated atheism with the Democrat Party. Can’t imagine how that happened.)

Even so, I was amazed at how quickly they found this little tiny blog that nobody ever heard of, and how quickly they swarmed out of their hive to sting me. You’d think just about anyone would have better things to do.

To me it was a reminder that there aren’t many of them, but they are very good at exercising power and seeming like they’re many. Militant atheism is another one of those micro-constituencies that has our political system eating out of its hand. And shaping public policy. And owning big pieces of our popular culture: Hollywood, for instance.

If the Church were that fanatical and that organized, that would really be something to be afraid of. Heaven forbid that that should occur–unless Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, whose right it is, should rule it in person.

8 comments on “A Sobering Thought

  1. My thoughts ran similarly regarding this yesterday, Lee. In fact, I wanted to tell them all that trolls aren’t welcome, but after all, it’s your blog so if any ‘get lost’ directives were to be issued, it wasn’t my place to do so. I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of such things. While I did respond to a couple of comments, I refrained after a certain point. A wise friend once advised me not to feed the trolls and they would go away. 🙂

  2. Well Lee, if you’re ever having a slow day just talk about some controversial issue and you will get tons of comments. 🙂

  3. They can get so aggressive. Back in the day when we started our blog nearly 12 years ago we had a lot of debates with atheists but over time as we slowly wrote posts refuting and responding to certain things I discovered that the amount of atheist trolls died down…I think most just want to attack but really aren’t looking for things of content IMO.

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