Whenever I post about religion I can expect some email about it. Usually the emailer gives me a proctological sobriquet so this one stands out.
listen, I have logged onto your site religiously (forgive the pun!) for about 1 year now… I note that it seems like you have bit of a chip on your shoulder about religion, specifically Christianity… and because I have read hour BLOG for this long, I have discovered that you live in Seattle, WA (I live in Lynnwood, but work in Seattle area as a counselor)
…this might sound kinda weird or freaky but I’d like to meet you and discuss religion and see why you are so hostile… I mean from a political standpoint, it is beneficial for agnostics to have the Christian religion around (beneficially)…
I havE all sorts of theories…
oh heck if interested, email me back
Thanks Chett but I have to clear a few things up. I’m kind of curious as to how you “discovered” I’m from Seattle when in my about section and in frequent posts I disclose that I’m from Boston. Also, I’m not an agnostic but an atheist and I’m not sure why it would be beneficial for either to have any religion around.
To clear up Chett’s concern that I have a chip on my shoulder about religion, specifically Christianity I will just say that I am a firm believer in the Bill of Rights and that everybody should have the right to worship whatever god they desire as long as it doesn’t infringe upon the rights of others to worship their own personal deities, or not worship any at all. The problem is that Christian groups in the U.S. are constantly trying to push their beliefs on others by putting the ten commandments (and always the christian version of the commandments, never the catholic or jewish commandments) in public buildings, teaching their pseudoscience in public schools, or sending me emails trying to figure out why I don’t believe in the invisible man in the sky who knows all yet does nothing.