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A thought-provoking and mostly wise post... on Cracked.com
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Once in a while, amidst all of the wit, sarcasm (and 12-year-old giggling) that is Cracked.com, they come out with something that has much wisdom:

10 Things Christians and Atheists Can - and Must - Agree On.

Although I don't agree with the author's logic on all points, I found a lot that to like (especially 4, 5, 9 and 10). And as a Pagan with a pluralistic view of truth, I have a very different view of things, but I also appreciate the reminders in many of these points.

NOTE: although the article is in and of itself pretty tame (especially compared to other content on the site), they also have this warning:

(NOTE: Per international regulations governing all online religious debate, we are required to insert on each page humorous and inflammatory image macros such as the one below. To prove my objectivity, these have been carefully chosen as to be equally offensive to all belief systems. -MGMT )
Some of the aforementioned images are mildly amusing, some are deuced peculiar, and many are actually offensive. Be warned...

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I've always said that the unifying theme of all religions is "Don't be a dick to your fellow man." Om. Shalom. (R)Amen.

I guess I can give him the "aw shucks I'm a joke writer" thing on most of the logical fallacies. It's a shame that the good points he's making get harpooned in the middle by the occasional rhetorical clanger...the kind that actually have Latin names and stuff...but that doesn't mean I'm not on board.

Yeah, that's pretty much the way I feel about it, too...

His one major flaw was that Stalin/Lenin/Mao didn't kill in the name of atheism - but then, it could be just as truthfully said that the people doing stuff like the Crusades & the Holocaust, were FALSELY claiming to be "doing the Lord's work (that's a Hitler quote, BTW),", so this is on eof those incredibly rare instances were 2 wrongs (or mistakes) DO make a right!

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