Originally Posted by CynthiaCrescent
Ok, my mic is a bit screwed up right now so I can't hear the video, so can someone sum this up for me?
I'll try so in short, that's a debate over whether atheism is intolerant or not, in regard that some atheists are calling theists irrationals, soft minded, that religion can be evil, that it is as credible as the tooth fairy...
First theist speaking nearly hits the godwin point right away, mentioning Stalin, Mao and Pol pot... As if those guys did what they did because they were atheists...
Then the moment I point out is when a theist says that of course it's being uncomfortable for people of faith to be described as said earlier by atheists (the fun part is how the prior theist nods while hearing that without imagining what is coming ^^) but that it is not as uncomfortable as being told you're going to hell if you don't subscribe to a certain belief system, or eat certain food or conduct ceremonies on tiny baby boys, etc.
Then a lesbian points out that all intolerance against her came from religion, another atheist points that if you want to see intolerance, you need to look no further than organized religion, with fatwas and northern Ireland.
And the first theist just discard the old testament and another claims that atheism is intolerant in its claim that it is the neutral position and that religion should not have a place in schools and public places...