CONC: "Is this argument necessary?", Re: George W. Bush's Speech on September 20, 2001

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Mon Sep 24 2001 - 12:46:58 MDT

Thanks, Samantha. I'd use the word "pointless". Sure, keep your lack-of-faith
(if that's what you've got) wrapped close to your heart. Don't let anyone
take it away from you. But keep your head and notice that ATHEISTS ARE NOT
AN OPPRESSED MINORITY HERE--not compared to, say, women under the Taliban.

Once again, Brin's "I am a member of a civilization."


Samantha Atkins wrote:
> I really have what I believe are more pressing things to talk about right
> now.
> Lashing out becauce the G word was used at a time like this is imho tremendously
> counterproductive. As a friend of mine would say "Very true but irrelevant at
> this time."
> - samantha

Job One:  MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL.  If you're not part of the solution, 

what are you doing scumming up the bottom of our beaker? --MMB 02001.09.21

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