Hatred toward atheists

I don’t usually link to items on other sites, but this vehemently anti-atheist letter to the editor (reported by the Friends of Irony blog) made me steamed — not just because of how awful it is, but because there are actually quite a few people who seem to feel this way.

Read the letter.

Update: A commenter helped us calm down a bit by revealing that the letter is a hoax. Which is a good thing. But there are two reasons I’m not completely placated: a) Although this letter is a hoax, I’ve seen many along the same lines (and heard people say such things in person), so it’s a little too real to be funny, and b) The Snopes page linked by in the comments mentions that the letter drew a lot of correspondence from the paper’s readers before the hoax was discovered, and I’m willing to bet that not all of that mail was against the letter’s contents (although I’d be very happy to be proven wrong on this).

Posted on February 4, 2010 at 10:55 am by ideclare · Permalink
In: Anti-atheist

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  1. Written by Alexandra
    on February 5, 2010 at 8:13 am
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    Calm down! It’s a hoax.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/atheists.asp

    A perfect example of Poe’s Law.

    http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Poe's_Law

  2. Written by kosmofilo
    on April 2, 2010 at 12:39 am
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    If you want to see how life imitates art, see the Conservapedia and Answers in Genesis websites.

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