Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sweet, Delicious Irony

Jehovah's Witnesses just have no self-awareness.  


"A new group of atheists has arisen in society. Called the new atheists, 
they are not content to keep their views to themselves."

via Pharyngula

3 comments:

tom sheepandgoats said...

I haven't read the magazine yet, but....

A new group of atheists has arisen in society. Called the new atheists,
they are not content to keep their views to themselves.

That
statement indicates a lack of self-awareness? How so? Because neither group is content to keep their views to themselves? So? If you, being an atheist, point out someone else does as you do, does that indicate a lack of self-awareness on your part?

Steve said...

Hardly. I am aware of what I am doing, my attitude and my opinions. This is evidenced by me having posted this and pointing to the irony of the statement. The Jehovah's Witnesses who wrote that magazine illustrate their lack of self-awareness by typing that statement.

Jehovah's Witnesses, a group known to proselytize by going door to door at people's homes finds it incredulous that atheists have the audacity to speak up in a public discourse.

They do not have an understanding of their own opinions and how it is reflected on the outside world. That is a lack of self-awareness.

Sibel Catana said...

"Called the new atheists,
they are not content to keep their views to themselves."??

Meaning what? That I should keep my opinions to myself? There have been vocal atheists for quite a long time now, since the beginning of religion.


I saw this phrase "new atheists" on a few christian sites, in a few articles, usually saying how this new atheist is male, cynical, inappropriate (as in an asshole) and most of the time, a scientist.


You are right, the irony... They have problems with people expressing their opinions, I dare say they have a problem with freedom of speech.