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Friendly Atheist calls out the moderates

July 29, 2008

Richard Wade, an author on the blog Friendly Atheist, has made an interesting and stirring call to the Christian moderates that read his blog (of which there are many). His call is for help from moderates to aid in the fight against Christian extremism. Here’s an excerpt:

Bigots are co-opting and hijacking your religion. They’re promoting their hatred, abuse and domination of gays, atheists, the followers of other religions and anybody else who doesn’t exactly agree with them including you, all under the guise of God’s word, the one that you say you value so much. They’re doing despicable things in your God’s name. Your response to this is so small, so weak and so quiet that you will have no effect in stopping them.

The whole article is very much worth the read. If you happen to be a moderate Christian, I’m sure Richard would appreciate responses.

UPDATE: I am oblivious. THe article was not written by Hemant, but by Richard Wade, another author with Friendly Atheist. Sorry, Richard and Hemant!

UPDATE II: Edited one last time because I mistook Richard with another author on FA. If anything else is wrong, like the article was a metaphor for ice hockey, or Hemant is really Donkey Kong, then tough shit!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2008 1:11 pm

    Thanks for the mention 🙂 I did want to point out that the piece was written by another writer on my site, Richard Wade, not myself.

    But I’m sure he would appreciate responses from moderate Christians, just as I would!

  2. July 29, 2008 1:16 pm

    D’oh! Fixed.

    Sorry, guys 🙂

  3. Richard Wade permalink
    July 29, 2008 1:59 pm

    Joe, thank you for your positive response. Just to be clear, I’m not a Christian, I’m an atheist. Hopefully that won’t deter your Christian readers since it’s really an appeal from a human being to other human beings.

  4. July 29, 2008 2:03 pm

    Jesus Christ! I’m having an off day!

  5. July 29, 2008 2:07 pm

    Fixed yet again. Please see UPDATE II for further additions/changes.

  6. July 30, 2008 6:15 am

    Good to have you back in the swing of things, Joe. Rock on.

  7. July 30, 2008 6:21 am

    Thanks, Dave!

    Oh, and kindly blow it out your ass! =P

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