the woowoo invasion continues unabated....

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GCG (May 17, 2010, 13:13:10 PM):
My frustration is: what can we do about it? And I don't mean this in a negative sense - I really want to do something about all these woo-woo nuts (Christians included). I am already active in the field of evangelical atheism and I sometimes feel the way buka001 felt trying to call but not getting a response. There must be something practical we can do.

the problem with becoming organised, is then becoming a an organised non-religion. im sure you can just imagine the woos going bossies for that. if we preach non-belief, then we are preaching non-religion. that just makes one, for all intents and purposes, a religion. our faith, is in the lack of faith.
and the woos would latch onto that like vampires. our strength, is in our ability to not be in their faces, and not being active. once we become active, we hand them so much more ammo, coz we are dragging them away from their bibles. if we start recruiting, it doesnt make us any better than the god-roaches knocking on your door.

i picked up a little bit of wisdom from a Codependants anon session i attended: let go, and let god.
simply put, its not your problem, so leave it be.
there is no need for us to get pro-active. if people want to sell their shit about angels and fairies and kak, let them. its not worth if to get your blood pressure up about it.
if, however, it will affect you, say, in the workplace, or your kid's school, then, by all means, defend yourself and your beliefs, or lack thereof.
once we start getting agressive about our atheism, then the woos are gonna have reason to beat us to death. for now, we are but a niggling pain in the ass, but no threat.
and, in general, the human mind is weak, and needs the woo-ness to keep them sane. so let them have their god. or unicorns.

but, again, stevo, what you have done, writing your book, is the right kind of steps. you put the message out there, and if someone wants to read it, and get enlightened, they are welcome to do so. you arent going to schools and telling the kids to buy it. there is no need for anyone to go preaching science or god, coz, its their problem, not ours.
i enjoy the woos up to a point, they give me plenty of giggles, and a good rant when i feel like it.
the tragedy that goes along with woo-woo mindsets, are unfortunately, very sad.
StevoMuso (May 18, 2010, 00:32:39 AM):
but, again, stevo, what you have done, writing your book, is the right kind of steps. you put the message out there, and if someone wants to read it, and get enlightened, they are welcome to do so. you arent going to schools and telling the kids to buy it. there is no need for anyone to go preaching science or god, coz, its their problem, not ours.
i enjoy the woos up to a point, they give me plenty of giggles, and a good rant when i feel like it.
the tragedy that goes along with woo-woo mindsets, are unfortunately, very sad.
Thanks GCG. You are correct in saying my anti-woowoo campaign is more passive than active. I don't stand on street corners shouting and handing out tracts. But I do attend debates and give talks for organizations that will have me, and promote my book. It's my little contribution - and as pathetic as it sometimes feels against the woowoo tide, I think, at least, that it's a start. But shit - I get soooo frustrated sometimes - you know? - and just wish we could have a kick-start like they did last week in the USA with that whole "day of prayer" charade. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is growing daily by the thousands and they had a full-page ad' in the NY Times (Dan sent me a copy if any of you are interested - send me a PM).

I'm frustrated (as we all are) but I'm still keeping my hopes up and trying to be positive about getting through at least to some.
Mefiante (July 08, 2010, 12:39:57 PM):
When medical baloney is mixed in with religious bunkum, the result can be spectacularly wearisome. Fortunately, there is the all-too-rare case where authorities pull the plug on such woo-woo merchants with a stern reprimand of, “Watch it, china!

'Luthon64
Hermes (July 13, 2010, 21:49:16 PM):
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Seoul - A South Korean medical professor who invented a digital device he claimed could transform tap water into holy water is facing fraud charges, Seoul police said on Thursday.
Isn't this selective law enforcement?

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