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You Huckster, You

by David Barth

Note: the following was received in response to my polite (I think) message[1] advising Mr. Barth that his previous message had been published

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Makes you no different than the other religious hucksters! Trying to sell "I don't know" is ridiculous.

 

Footnote:

  1. The unedited (except Mr Barth's email and IP addresses have been disguised) message which elicited the above response:

David:

Thank you for your comments -even though I disagree with them. They have been published (with an editorial change for clarity, and spelling corrections) in today's site update at: http://apatheticagnostic.com/articles/talkback/talk03/talk053.html

Best wishes

John Tyrrell
ApatheticAgnostic.com

-----Original Message-----

Sent: February 6, 2005 10:14 AM
To: aac0310@apatheticagnostic.info
Subject: Short Article Submission

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Name: David Barth, CFA
Email: davbarth@xxxxxxx.net
Section: Talk Back
Reference: Promoting Agnosticism
B1: Submit
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Date: February 06, 2005
Time: 12:14:07 PM

Article:

I have just read your "Articles of Faith" and found them excellent until the last sentence of Article 3.

As a religious agnostic, existentialist and libertarian I would have no desire to "promote" agnosticism than I do of any philosophy. I want to "promote" truth and rationalism! I respect other cultures and religions and have no desire to foist my opinions on anyone as I think that is rude and condescending of other' beliefs. This is something religions do, even the Unitarians with their political and social agenda, and I find it distasteful as I understand too well the hypocracy of these organizations.

If one would just seek the truth, proselytising would be unnessecary because as John Maynard Keynes said:

"When the facts change, so do I. What do you do, Sir?".

The last thing most people want to hear are facts that dispute their opinions and beliefs. Save you time as life is too short. There are plenty of closet Agnosistics out there and they, as I, will find you if you propagate the truth and not preach, which is a complet turnoff and antithetical to Agnosticism.

David Barth, CFA
Jupiter, Florida