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Liberalism, like atheism, is a passing phenomenon. (As someone once put it, it's the transient moment between exhaling Christianity and inhaling something else.) The immediate future lies with the smart, aggressive and ruthless. As for the meek ...

Piltdown Man, Pharyngula 65 Comments [8/29/2010 7:01:19 AM]
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Spiddermin

There have been liberals since the advent of government, stupid. Maybe they weren't liberal by today's standards, but there have always been liberals.

And what is this shit about exhaling Christianity? The whole phrase just makes me think you huff paint.

8/29/2010 7:09:09 AM

Pule Thamex

Perhaps Piltdown man is championing something like the Catholic abuse of children? That would certainly be illiberal and theistic. I wonder if the Catholic church has forgiven all its victims yet? Oh well. Time for a nice hot cup of tea and a biscuit. Now let's see, chocolate digestive, no, um, ginger snaps, no, .. oh I know, consecrated hosts. Ideal for dunking.

8/29/2010 7:13:40 AM



It's pretty unnecessary to post fundie talk from Pharyngula here, it will take care of itself ;)

8/29/2010 7:25:19 AM

D Laurier

Liberalism is as "passing" as tool usage and motion.

8/29/2010 7:26:45 AM

Matante

"People who are currently well-adjusted are obviously too weak for the ruthless future. I don't have to adapt to society because in the future, after things are made right, people like me will be moved to the top. All my problems come from a society that gives too much to the weak, but it can't work long and soon I will get it all without having to work or question myself."

Really, I've seen that attitude often.

8/29/2010 7:37:36 AM

London Jew

I've been in churches, but I never inhaled.

8/29/2010 7:49:35 AM

I read about the afterlife

"As for the meek..."

Yeah, I heard they inherit the Earth. But, you won't care because some stupid liberal hippie who went around feeding the poor and healing the sick free of charge said that.

8/29/2010 7:58:42 AM

Vrresto

I thought he was praising conservatism. That would make more sense.

8/29/2010 8:25:54 AM

Giveitaday

Liberalism, like atheism, is a passing phenomenon

Would you call something that has for thousands of years a "passing phenomena"? As long as there have be religions to disbelieve in there have been atheists, and there will be atheists as long as there are religions to disbelieve in. Sorry to burst your bubble, but atheists aren't going to up and disappear... ever. Deal with it.

8/29/2010 8:42:55 AM

HazelHolly

Liberals and atheists have been around for aaaaages.

8/29/2010 8:43:32 AM

dingo

As for the meek, they'll sit back and watch you kill each other. And then they'll inherit the Earth.

8/29/2010 8:44:40 AM

TGRwulf

There have been atheists since at least the ancient Greeks, and Jeebus was actually very liberal.

But you know, don't let history or facts get in your way...

8/29/2010 8:49:39 AM

Boy Wonder

You fail History and Political Theory forever.

8/29/2010 9:08:17 AM

Darn

@TGRWulf
"Jeebus was actually very liberal."

2 observations:

1: So far there is zero evidence for the existense of Jezus

2: You do what christians tend to do ... you pick and choose, Jezus is described as a bigoted idiot almost as often as he is described as a loving hippy. not that it matters ...
see point 1

8/29/2010 9:21:05 AM

freako104

Um...For passing phases, many older people are not Christian and many are atheist. And did you just say Christianity is both aggressive and ruthless?

8/29/2010 9:52:24 AM

Papabear

Atheism has been with us forever and will be with us forever. The question is only when will the current religions die away as have so many religions before them.

The only similarity between Christianity and breathing is that many Fundie Christians are blow-hards.

The meek shall inherit the earth... when the bold are done with it.

8/29/2010 9:56:44 AM

Doctor Whom

The immediate future lies with the smart, aggressive and ruthless.

I'll take it on faith that you're aggressive and ruthless. Even so, you're only 2/3 of the way there.

8/29/2010 10:11:01 AM

aaa

The meek get nothing. As long as they stay meek, they will only get fucked over by everyone.

8/29/2010 10:13:07 AM

anevilmeme

"As for the meek......"

The meek do inherit the Earth, usually in plots of six by three. - Robert A Heinlein

8/29/2010 10:13:35 AM

Anon

"@TGRWulf
"Jeebus was actually very liberal."

2 observations:

1: So far there is zero evidence for the existense of Jezus

2: You do what christians tend to do ... you pick and choose, Jezus is described as a bigoted idiot almost as often as he is described as a loving hippy. not that it matters ...
see point 1"

The point is that Jesus (regardless of his existence or not) was liberal both by the standards of the day, and the standards of the lunatic fundamentalists today whether he fits your personal definition of liberal or not is totally irrelevant!

8/29/2010 10:25:09 AM

Zeus Almighty

This sounds just like something a famous orator from the 1930s might have said ...

8/29/2010 10:35:00 AM

Worlder

"The immediate future lies with the smart, aggressive and ruthless."

That's me alright!

8/29/2010 10:49:29 AM

Canadia

Atheism has existed since long before Christianity or any other religion.

8/29/2010 10:54:56 AM

SeekerLancer

Yeah this totally explains why progressives have always been on the right side of modern history.

Dumbass.

8/29/2010 11:30:51 AM

Doubting Thomas

If liberalism is just a passing phase, then why are you conservatives so afraid of it and demonize it every chance you get? I always hear from cons how the liberals are taking over the country.

8/29/2010 12:04:12 PM
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