Nitpicky? Hell yes.
Started by cspanther, April 27, 2008, 09:33:53 PM
Quote from: "Friedrich Nietzsche"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.
Quote from: "cspanther"Willravel, I havn't taken any sort of concrete action yet, because I'm very sensitive to the fact that a Freethought group is not a church and I'm not a pastor; that is to say, my role does not constitute ideological policing or enforcing a code of conduct in accordance with established doctrine.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: "OldGit"Yup. But we know the word "atheist" rates with "paedophile" in many parts of the US, whereas over here it's not particularly emotive. Over here, adding "militant" doesn't alter that. How about your side of the pond?
Quote from: "OldGit"Could it be that the phrase has different implications in Britain and the US?
Quote from: "laetusatheos"Militant atheist, from how I've seen it used in common usage, typically refers to those atheists who are very aggressive in their attempts to deconvert theists.
Quote from: "laetusatheos"For instance, Dawkins is a militant atheist, yet no one could rightly consider him juvenile. Maybe we need a special word for those who take the militant approach to inappropriate extremes.
Quote from: "SteveS"Wow - I hardly consider agnostics to be "weak cowards". That's pretty harsh. Maybe these guys should read Nietzsche:Quote from: "Friedrich Nietzsche"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.