What’s the difference between an atheist and an angry atheist? The former is decent, likable, and non-condescending.
The latter is a former Christian turned radical foe of Christianity who sees their mission to be the annihilation of faith. They are former Christians (although they were never authentic believers) because they wanted God to do their will at some point (like heal them of their polio or some such or fix their failed marriage) and when he didn’t they got their little precious feelings hurt and stormed off.
Atheists are usually delightful people with whom it is possible to have quite friendly relations whereas angry atheists are predestined to damnation and really rightly deserve it.
Is the compliment paid John Flavel-
“That person must have a very soft head, or a very hard heart, or both, that could sit under his ministry unaffected.”
This collection of historical microscopes started as part of my routine work. Like many collectors I have known over the years, I practice microscopy as part of my profession (in archaeology). Needing a good portable polarizing microscope for fieldwork, I started acquiring available instruments. As these proved unsatisfactory, my search was expanded to past models. At the same time I designed my dream microscope (below). In due time the collection has been altered to include selected milestone microscopes having significant historical importance. This is the collection’s online catalog.
Take a look– lots of cool stuff.
America was founded by oligarchs. For the benefit of oligarchs. And has been ruled by oligarchs ever since.
An Ontario Superior Court has dealt a blow to Trinity Western University, ruling that Ontario’s law society acted within its rights when it denied accreditation to the proposed law school from the Christian-based, B.C. university in an April, 2014, vote.
The decision by directors of the Law Society of Upper Canada infringed TWU’s freedom of religion, but the court considered that it did so to protect individuals’ rights to equal treatment. Since announcing its plans to open a new law school, TWU has been at the centre of a national debate over its Community Covenant, which asks students to agree to abstain from sexual intimacy outside of heterosexual marriage or face possible suspension or expulsion.
The ruling “points a knife at the freedom of faith communities across Canada to hold and practise their beliefs,” said Guy Saffold, a spokesman from TWU, who added the school plans to appeal the ruling.
Accreditation is, as I have said for years, simply a new magisterium which wields control and wishes to enforce a single viewpoint. But go ahead, keep paying for the privilege of being told exactly what you must teach, believe, and do.