I know, this video is being posted everywhere – but that doesn’t make it less awesome. Have a look:
“The tone is decaying…venom is on the rise.”
It’s a good point – people don’t make rational decisions by being screamed at and called a retard.
People PREFER fantasy over reality – it is more comforting. I am a very good example of this. People being very confrontational aren’t the ones that make me question my position. Having a good long meaningful conversation with someone who makes the ideas or atheism/skepticism more palatable and understanding to me are far more effective than someone telling me I’m irrational. I know I’m irrational! Faith isn’t meant to be rational!
I think this talk by Phil Plait is really useful for people involved in the skepticism movement… Everyone should have to listen to it.