From Charlotte Allen in the LA Times:
I can’t stand atheists — but it’s not because they don’t believe in God. It’s because they’re crashing bores.
No doubt this will offend a lot of atheists, but those she mentions – and others – never seem to mind hurling insults at Christians. As I have said before, I’m really glad these folks have come out in support of intolerance; these days, it’s a rare item. As G.K. Chesterton said, “Tolerance is the virtue of a man with no convictions.”
I have a lot of bad days, too.
Me neither. Fuzzy-headed liberal BS, IMnsHO.
Me too. On a good day. On a bad day, righteous indignation.
There was a typo in the Chesterton quote, now corrected. I’ve never supported tolerance, actually. Love and acceptance I’m in favor of… tolerance is a poor substitute.
It seems odd that you would approvingly cite an instance of “intolerance” (i.e. criticism) in support of tolerance.
PZ Myers rebuttal: Why is Charlotte Allen so mad at atheists?:
“I can’t stand atheists — but it’s not because they don’t believe in God. It’s because they’re crashing bores.”
That is rich! And in so many cases, quite accurate.
I think they might be tied with the super-pious for the title of ‘biggest bores’.