Intolerance is alive and well in modern christianity. I will shovel the following post from Ray Comfort's blog onto my own only to avoid misrepresenting this ASSHOLE. Many fundamentalist Christians are openly hostile to alternative views. Fair enough, they are entitled to their opinion. I have no problem with someone being aggressively opposed to my point of view. I don't think it is very beneficial but that is their choice. I am glad to say that examples like ray's are much rarer. As a host to a debate there is a certain amount of integrity expected. Comment moderation of any kind should be avoided where at all possible. There are of course situations where such moderation becomes necessary, spam for example or perhaps someone being mindlessly abusive or offensive for absolutely no reason and with nothing substantive to say. I, and many other bloggers I am glad to say, have no problem being derided or outright insulted if the person doing so has a good point to make. It is better if the debate not have to go this way but that's life.
What ray has just done on his blog though is far worse. It is soo petty that I for one will not be going back to his blog again. I would strongly discourage any atheist from engaging with this total tard so long as he enforces this kind of disgusting show of intolerant, school yard pettiness. ray, like many a good christian before him is going to try to force his way of thinking on you. Utterly disgusting. Thank God ray is just a flaccid, powerless, pontificating, smug, brainless egomaniac who has no outlet for his intolerant hatred of anyone who would question him but to impose ridiculous rules on his blog visitors. A few centuries ago though, it would be a grinning vacuous moron like this twat that would be strapping you to the rack. So what it is that has got this chimp's goat up so much. Without further ado, here he is in all his Torquemada-esque glory:
A Special Note to Atheists
I am honored that so many non-Christians frequent this site, but if you don’t write God or Jesus with capital letters, your comment will be automatically deleted. Thank you for your understanding.
OK, so I know what your thinking, ray just wants a little respect for the main man jesus christ. Many of us Atheists were a little annoyed but I and others responded with little more than eye rolling. No big thing. This was my response:
Ray, I think I have been doing that already, more as a nod to English grammar than piety. It is had [should have read hard] to see this insistence as anything but silly though. Still, your blog, your rules.
This was fairly typical of the atheist responses. However, in response to some of the more sarcastic comments, ray shows his true colors by following up with this :
Why the caps for the name of God?
"Matthew Wooller said...What kind of god is your GOD Raymond? Did he ask this of you as a personal request, or are you getting this from somewhere else. In your head, how is this a problem? Is the lack of capitals offending you? Surely you cannot believe that it is offending Yahweh - I mean, he's an omnipotent being, does he really get upset with grammar and syntax?"
Matt...I didn't do this for me or for God. I did it for you and for your atheist friends. Every time you write the name of God or Jesus, having to capitalize it will remind you that He is infinitely your Superior, and that you will bow the knee before Him one day, whether you believe in Him or not. My earnest prayer is that you bow now, while He offers mercy, rather than in judgment.
What a FUCKWIT!