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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Raving Atheist exposed yet again

After his little bigot episode and his "parenthood is slavery" stint, Raving Atheist is now once again exposing himself as a raving lunatic. He is targeting atheist women, without being solicited, to work for his anti-abortion "centers". In an email to Atheist Mommy, he says:

On 6/4/06 8:49 AM, "Raving Atheist" wrote:

I wonder how much I could get for taking my little Atheist family to a
church.

Assuming the church has 250 regular members, there'd be between $500 to $100 in the collection plate Sunday. I'm sure they wouldn't mind you taking it when services were over -- they collect it to help families anyway. Plus, there's no god to stop you.

Seriously, though, I'd pay $20 an hour for you volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center (mostly run by evangelicals or Catholics) and write about the experience for my blog.

-- The Raving Atheist --

(reproduced with permission from Atheist Mommy)

And recently he has stated that his "most significant reward of nearly four years of blogging" was to help finance someone's pregnancy to prevent an abortion- burdening a poor confused woman with a child for the rest of her life.

I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but why does anyone take this vile individual seriously? Anyone who supports Raving Atheist and his blog is supporting his lunacy. Just stop paying him any attention. The sooner his hate blog goes down, the better.

PS Sorry for my previous mistake. I actually got permission from "Atheist Mommy", and she's the one who received the email.

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22 Comments:

At 6/20/2006 12:41 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. For the record, is this the same guy that supported that I-just-dragged-a-homelss-pregnant-woman-into-my-house-so-pay-me-to-support-"my"-charity-because-it's-easier-than-getting-a-real-job scamstress?

 
At 6/20/2006 1:10 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

I feel you, but even I still read his blog from time to time. His reviews of the God Squad are actually very entertaining. I feel so torn! :/

 
At 6/20/2006 2:05 PM, Blogger Steve declaimed...

In a sense, parenthood can be similar to slavery. It's not like you can just leave your child anytime you want and take a trip to another state for two weeks. You have a responsibility to care for the child or to make provisions for his or her care first. In any event, strictly speaking, parenthood isn't slavery to the child. It's the responsibility that comes with parenthood that makes it similar. If you're willing to ignore that responsibility, then the whole slavery aspect disappears.

 
At 6/20/2006 2:23 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

"Thank you for bringing this to my attention. For the record, is this the same guy that supported that I-just-dragged-a-homelss-pregnant-woman-into-my-house-so-pay-me-to-support-"my"-charity-because-it's-easier-than-getting-a-real-job scamstress?"

It sounds like something he would do, but I haven't heard about that. Perhaps you should find more info so I can post it.

 
At 6/20/2006 5:37 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Hey Franc,
This one. According to the other link on RA's post that you cite, the Scamstress raised $15,000, which might have been a little disappointing. I'm sure some of it went to defraying the cost of her apartment, etc. You could still make more money flipping burgers. I wonder if little miss pregnant mom had to work, or was given chores? Call me cynical, but this one stinks of fish. What's the next appeal, a college fund for the little bundle of joy?

Steve, from where I sit, you're a whining twit that has no idea what it means to be a slave.

"It's not like you can just leave your child anytime you want..."

That's called commitment. Actually, you can just leave your child any time you want. HHS will take the tykes anytime you throw in the towel, and if that's your attitude, why would you care what happened to them next? You just can't have it both ways. Why do so many people in this world take on a job, and then feel the need to piss and moan about it like they're some kind of victim?

 
At 6/20/2006 6:50 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Steve,

A bit of clarification before I start a flame war on someone else's blog. I was not referring to you with the whole "piss and moan" thing. I know that's not what you were doing. Where I differ from your comment is that I would say, "If you're willing to accept that responsibility, then the whole slavery aspect disappears."

 
At 6/20/2006 7:55 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

Oh, that's the same thing that I reported. Yea.

 
At 6/20/2006 8:22 PM, Blogger Steve declaimed...

Yeah, ignoring or accepting the responsibility works, but accepting it forces you to take care of the child, whether you really want to or not. I'm not saying that this is literal slavery, just that it's similar to it, in that respect.

 
At 6/20/2006 8:38 PM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

...in the same way that a slave "accepts" becoming a slave?

 
At 6/21/2006 11:37 AM, Blogger kc declaimed...

I saw a post on his blog not long ago where he was encouraging his anti-reproductive freedom brethren to 'encourage' another female atheist blogger to join them. I think it's the same one he has listed as a 'future pro-life atheist' on his site.

I thought at the time that he was targeting us (atheist mothers & bloggers) for conversion. This post only confirms that suspision. I'm glad I didn't engage him when he commented on my blog.

 
At 6/21/2006 12:48 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

Fuck all this freedom shit. Its time for me to get my slave on! Wheres my chains?

 
At 6/21/2006 11:00 PM, Blogger ashli declaimed...

by not partaking in the suggested "compassion" of hacking her defenseless child to bits in an abortion, the "poor confused woman", my friend, who is neither poor nor confused, placed her child for ADOPTION. though grieving the loss of her child, she no longer hates herself like she did after KILLING HER LAST CHILD IN AN ABORTION and is GLAD SHE CHOSE LIFE. the precious afamily is ECSTATIC over their new WANTED baby, and baby is ALIVE. win, win, win.

 
At 6/22/2006 1:29 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

ashli: I am not going to argue with you, anti-abortion bitch. I was an adopted child and you have no idea what that's like. Go fuck yourself.

 
At 6/23/2006 11:46 AM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

I'm sure some people think my last comment was harsh, but I mean it completely.

 
At 6/23/2006 12:54 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

By the way, gentle readers, our favourite bigot and anti-abortionist has just posted a reply to this post on his blog. I don't see the point in addressing his lunacy, so I won't gratify him with a response.

 
At 6/23/2006 1:48 PM, Blogger Kafkaesquí declaimed...

First, someone takes RA seriously? I never thought about it, but I guess I can safely assume such a person exists, eh?

Anyway, Francois commented:
"our favourite bigot and anti-abortionist has just posted a reply to this post...I don't see the point in addressing his lunacy, so I won't gratify him with a response."

Sorry to be blunt, but considering his post is an answer in part (or of a sort) to yours, I find this a bit craven, since he directly accuses you of a semi-serious transgression: publically posting a private email of his to another blogger without his consent.

Ignoring his boohooing over a lack of honor among atheists going after him for his little personal crusade against the "Culture of Death," I'd still like to think there is some honor among bloggers. Even between those on both sides of the chasm in the abortion debate.

 
At 6/23/2006 1:57 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

I got the consent of one party, which as I understand is enough under Fair Use. And if it isn't, FUCK HIM. I do not care to get consent from immoral lunatics.

 
At 6/23/2006 2:14 PM, Blogger Kafkaesquí declaimed...

To use your argument, it would be perfectly fine for me to republish online the entire contents of Stephen King's last novel -- as long I borrowed the book from a friend, and that friend Ok'ed it. No, it doesn't work that way. But Fair Use is a legal term, and to me this is not an issue of fair use, but of fair (or rather, honorable) blogging.

(You also don't get to base it on the level of a wacko they're considered to be. Mainly because it works both ways.)

Now, if you were to have said "I don't give a shit about honoring RA and his fucking email," that's something else altogether. But you didn't.

 
At 6/23/2006 2:53 PM, Blogger Francisco Rodriguez declaimed...

What I like about your essays: there's no (overt) name-calling. Maybe you could try the same in your messageboard and blog. Anyways, it's your choice in the end.

 
At 6/24/2006 10:09 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

PZ Myers won't be surprised if RA converts.

 
At 6/25/2006 2:29 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

"Now, if you were to have said "I don't give a shit about honoring RA and his fucking email," that's something else altogether."

And yet I don't. If I had any respect for RA, I wouldn't have made this entry to begin with.


"What I like about your essays: there's no (overt) name-calling. Maybe you could try the same in your messageboard and blog."

What essays? And I have two blogs.

 
At 6/26/2006 2:00 AM, Blogger Robert O'Brien declaimed...

"And recently he has stated that his 'most significant reward of nearly four years of blogging' was to help finance someone's pregnancy to prevent an abortion..."

That was meritorious and I commend him for it.

"ashli: I am not going to argue with you, anti-abortion bitch. I was an adopted child and you have no idea what that's like. Go fuck yourself."

Do you need to be sedated?

 

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