Science Fiction Book Club
November 26, 2002
Why is it more acceptable to believe in God than not to?
Why is the concept of faith only applicable to theism?
Why am I supposed to be tolerant when people try to convert me to Christianity, but when I try to convert someone to atheism, it's seen as insensitive and disrespectful?
Why are my beliefs any less deserving of simple courtesy?
Yes, I got feedback from my 9/11 HotSheet. About half of it (less than I expected, actually) was people complaining that my somewhat facetious call for "religious profiling" disturbed them. And no, I don't really care.
I usually try to avoid politics or religion, because I don't know much about either, but what else was I supposed to write about on September 11th? The new fall TV shows? Goings-on at PalmSource, Inc.? The best place to buy memory for a desktop computer?
Let's look at the facts:
Now, tell me again why I should be nicer to religious fanatics?
My words are not for everyone, and you can stop reading anytime you want.
Since the HotSheet has returned to its lowest energy state-- that of an irregular publication schedule-- I'm just going to include a précis of my current projects, as much as a placeholder for myself as anything else:
Last but not least, Nuevo Snout is still coming 'round the mountain. Yeah, like you care.