riverfox wrote:The sense of outrage I am currently experiencing is visceral.
Until now I have, perhaps naively, assumed that the atheist community was an affiliation of those moved by the Enlightenment spirit including a broadly humanistic approach rooted in empathy with and compassion for our conspecifics.
To discover that atheism is now a cover for the kind of abusive misogyny that would disgrace the most bigoted and patriarchal of religions saddens me beyond measure.
If the entirely standard practice of applying the principal on charity when attempting to engage with and interpret another's comments had been applied in this case it should have been clear that the offending word would have been intended to covey meanings of rational and measured.
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