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131. Wow, that's as derisive as you can imagine? You must be incredibly thin-skinned.
I can think of several expressions that are far more derisive off the top of my head and would almost certainly get deleted if I posted them.

Invisible sky people (or the more common sky-daddy) is just a flippant way of describing what many people believe to be the nature of God--an invisible patriarch who lives in the sky/above the clouds. If that's the most derisive comment possible, you may want to consider staying off the Internet or getting a slightly thicker skin.
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  -Book critiquing atheism wins Archbishop's prize rug  May-30-11 09:22 AM   #0 
  - There's an interesting review of this book on Amazon.  Jim__   May-30-11 09:41 AM   #1 
  - Interesting review. Thanks for the link.  rug   May-30-11 10:05 AM   #2 
  - So the book says nothing new, from what I can tell.  darkstar3   May-30-11 10:43 AM   #3 
  - I'm sure you've read it.  rug   May-30-11 10:47 AM   #4 
     - The various reviews were quite enough.  darkstar3   May-30-11 10:52 AM   #5 
     - I can't read them all!  Deep13   May-31-11 01:44 PM   #68 
  - Bear shits in woods. Film at 11.  Silent3   May-30-11 11:08 AM   #6 
  - Better title: Book critiquing not-believing-what-we-do wins archbishops prize.  cleanhippie   May-30-11 11:38 AM   #7 
  - When someone calls out a group that thrives on the constant "derision of people"  humblebum   May-30-11 01:38 PM   #10 
     - Staying classy, I see. n/t  laconicsax   May-30-11 01:39 PM   #12 
     - When someone calls out a group that thrives on the constant "derision of people"  sudopod   May-30-11 01:43 PM   #14 
     - It is shame that you miss the point................  Angry Dragon   May-30-11 02:02 PM   #15 
     - He's a pretty big point misser. n/t  Goblinmonger   May-30-11 03:07 PM   #20 
     - My point is perfectly clear. RADICAL atheism needs to be challenged  humblebum   May-30-11 05:07 PM   #22 
        - Bwahahahahahahahaha!  cleanhippie   May-30-11 05:36 PM   #23 
        - Looks like you could use some reinforcements.  laconicsax   May-30-11 08:54 PM   #29 
        - I have not seen radical atheism  Angry Dragon   May-30-11 05:36 PM   #24 
        - What is RADICAL atheism?  LeftishBrit   May-30-11 05:47 PM   #25 
        - I don't think radical atheism needs much explanation. It is  humblebum   May-30-11 06:39 PM   #26 
        - You still can't grasp the difference between  skepticscott   May-30-11 09:40 PM   #30 
        - so, this group is full of anti-theists?  kwassa   May-30-11 10:45 PM   #31 
        - I am not anti-theist; I am pro-secularist  LeftishBrit   May-31-11 03:25 AM   #46 
        - This group has a lot of posters  skepticscott   May-31-11 08:36 AM   #57 
           - Not at all. What does dismay, but not surprise, is the vitriol  kwassa   Jun-01-11 09:10 PM   #115 
              - Could you give some examples of that?  laconicsax   Jun-01-11 09:36 PM   #120 
                 - Invisible sky people.  kwassa   Jun-01-11 09:44 PM   #124 
                    - No, derisive as can be would be FAR worse.  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 10:33 PM   #129 
                    - It is not an honest expression of opinion. It is words chosen to inflame.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 09:12 PM   #146 
                       - Would you prefer "Secret Santa in the sky"?  darkstar3   Jun-02-11 11:59 PM   #165 
                    - Wow, that's as derisive as you can imagine? You must be incredibly thin-skinned.  laconicsax   Jun-01-11 11:12 PM   #131 
                    - It isn't flippant, it is insulting.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 09:15 PM   #147 
                       - Yet you call bullying, hazing, loss of business, death threats, etc. "trivial."  laconicsax   Jun-02-11 09:53 PM   #152 
                          - Bullying happens every day, for many reasons.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 10:03 PM   #153 
                             - Of course you aren't convinced. You dismiss reality in favor of your nice comfortable fantasy.  laconicsax   Jun-02-11 10:20 PM   #157 
                                - Excuse me.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 10:28 PM   #158 
                                   - You are a white, straight, Christian male in the US.  darkstar3   Jun-03-11 12:01 AM   #166 
                                   - Shows nothing, actually.  kwassa   Jun-03-11 10:35 PM   #175 
                                   - You seem to view yourself as entitled to details of my personal life. Quelle arrogance.  laconicsax   Jun-03-11 12:29 AM   #169 
                                   - Whatever. You make a statement, you won't substantiate it.  kwassa   Jun-03-11 10:33 PM   #174 
                                   - Uh huh. I must have made it all up.  laconicsax   Jun-03-11 10:59 PM   #180 
                    - THAT'S as derisive as can be?  LeftishBrit   Jun-02-11 02:43 AM   #136 
                       - I am talking about derisiveness on DU, not the world at large.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 09:10 PM   #145 
                          - 'So what?' Who has more influence on politics and public life? The leaders of Christian Right groups  LeftishBrit   Jun-03-11 02:54 AM   #173 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-03-11 11:06 PM   #181 
        - That's rather much of a default reply, isn't it. Yes, I know the difference.  humblebum   May-30-11 10:59 PM   #34 
           - Clearly you do not.  darkstar3   May-30-11 11:03 PM   #36 
           - Another empty retort. NT  humblebum   May-31-11 06:46 AM   #48 
           - Your attempt to characterize any form of atheism  skepticscott   May-31-11 08:31 AM   #56 
              - I clearly distinguish between simple atheism and radical atheism.nt  humblebum   May-31-11 09:01 AM   #60 
                 - We LOVE the theist. We hate the religion. I also hate injustice.  immoderate   May-31-11 04:30 PM   #76 
        - In other words, it's OK to be an atheist so long as you don't discuss it or actively promote it?  LeftishBrit   May-31-11 03:07 AM   #45 
           - It is OK to be anything you want to be, but  humblebum   May-31-11 01:33 PM   #65 
              - What line?  darkstar3   May-31-11 01:41 PM   #66 
              - That one. nt  humblebum   May-31-11 03:44 PM   #74 
                 - Which one? The imaginary one in your head?  darkstar3   May-31-11 03:56 PM   #75 
                    - No. The one you keep tripping over. nt  humblebum   May-31-11 11:40 PM   #87 
                       - If you can't define it, best leave it alone.  darkstar3   May-31-11 11:47 PM   #88 
                          - It's hard to see it with you laying face down on top of it.nt  humblebum   Jun-01-11 03:37 AM   #94 
                             - Your creativity is lacking, and you do nothing to express your point here.  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 08:27 AM   #97 
                                - it's amazing how you continue to speak so clearly with your face to the floor. nt  humblebum   Jun-01-11 02:59 PM   #107 
                                   - As I suspected.  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 04:03 PM   #108 
                                      - I like how you used the "for now" thing. Usually it's good bye foreve and then  humblebum   Jun-01-11 04:47 PM   #112 
              - Ridicule has been deemed as acceptable and encouraged by Stephen Colbert  muriel_volestrangler   May-31-11 05:00 PM   #77 
                 - Huge difference between comical sarcastic criticism and ridicule, IMO. nt  humblebum   May-31-11 11:47 PM   #89 
                 - I don't know about that. I think one person's comical sarcastic criticism is often another person's  LeftishBrit   Jun-04-11 10:54 AM   #189 
                 - Have Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert ridiculed all religious belief?  kwassa   Jun-01-11 09:13 PM   #116 
                    - Google "This Week in God."  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 10:34 PM   #130 
                    - Don't need to, I've watched it for years.  kwassa   Jun-04-11 10:07 PM   #195 
                    - Are you saying some religious belief should get a special exemption from normal criticism?  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-02-11 10:48 AM   #140 
                       - I agree.  kwassa   Jun-04-11 10:06 PM   #194 
                          - I think what you're complaining about is "trivial."  darkstar3   Jun-04-11 10:16 PM   #197 
                             - I have no doubt that you do.  kwassa   Jun-04-11 11:12 PM   #199 
                                - LOL. U MAD?  darkstar3   Jun-04-11 11:28 PM   #200 
        - I would call it dogmatic atheism.  kwassa   May-30-11 10:49 PM   #32 
           - And the dogma would be?  darkstar3   May-30-11 11:02 PM   #35 
           - That God doesn't exist, that believers are deluded individuals who  kwassa   May-30-11 11:11 PM   #38 
              - So the expression of an opinion is now a dogma?  darkstar3   May-30-11 11:30 PM   #40 
              - You are creating a strawman, of course  kwassa   Jun-01-11 09:16 PM   #117 
                 - Poorly dodged.  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 10:32 PM   #128 
                    - No, you attempted a pointless diversion.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 09:29 PM   #151 
                       - You were the one who chose his words poorly.  darkstar3   Jun-02-11 11:50 PM   #162 
                          - Educated?  kwassa   Jun-03-11 10:38 PM   #176 
              - We offer theists every opportunity  skepticscott   May-31-11 05:24 PM   #78 
                 - You miss the point  kwassa   Jun-01-11 09:18 PM   #118 
           - There are those who believe that ANYTHING is a cause to be evangelized  LeftishBrit   May-31-11 03:30 AM   #47 
        - Maybe you can give us some examples.  Deep13   Jun-01-11 12:55 PM   #100 
     - Atheists do not thrive on 'constant derision' of believers. They just don't believe.  LeftishBrit   May-30-11 02:34 PM   #17 
     - Some atheists definitely do thrive on the derision of believers.  kwassa   May-30-11 10:52 PM   #33 
        - Are you feeling derided? Perhaps you should stop swatting others on the nose...  darkstar3   May-30-11 11:10 PM   #37 
        - Are you giving advice?  kwassa   May-30-11 11:14 PM   #39 
           - I'm not worried about my house.  darkstar3   May-30-11 11:40 PM   #41 
              - "persecution, derision, hateful oppression"  rug   May-31-11 06:52 AM   #49 
                 - Not suprised to see you chime in, enjoying your majority status.  trotsky   May-31-11 07:16 AM   #51 
                 - I guess my only choice then would be to burn all my money.  rug   May-31-11 07:22 AM   #52 
                    - Fuck the minority! Hell yeah!  trotsky   May-31-11 07:36 AM   #53 
                    - No. But...  LeftishBrit   May-31-11 07:48 AM   #55 
                       - No, I would not.  rug   May-31-11 10:15 AM   #62 
                       - That depends on whether they in fact suffer discrimination as a result of their beliefs...  LeftishBrit   May-31-11 03:15 PM   #72 
                       - Their beliefs or their conclusions?  rug   May-31-11 07:50 PM   #84 
                       - OK, lack of belief...  LeftishBrit   Jun-01-11 03:16 AM   #93 
                          - Religious discrimination that is applied to atheists?  rug   Jun-01-11 07:29 AM   #95 
                             - Discrimination by a religious majority because of failure  skepticscott   Jun-01-11 08:10 AM   #96 
                             - Fine. Atheists are victims of religious discrimination.  rug   Jun-01-11 01:08 PM   #102 
                                - The hard part seems to be admitting which group is the persecutor.  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 01:17 PM   #103 
                                - But is the persecution religious persecution?  rug   Jun-01-11 01:45 PM   #104 
                                - One religious majority persecutes people who are not members of that religious majority.  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 01:51 PM   #105 
                                - The motive for the persecution is religious, so yes  LeftishBrit   Jun-01-11 04:38 PM   #110 
                                - OK., and in all cases it's a bad thing.  LeftishBrit   Jun-01-11 04:44 PM   #111 
                             - Do you not agree ...  LeftishBrit   Jun-01-11 08:29 AM   #98 
                                - Trade unionists, socialists, nationalists and groups of all stripes habe been persecuted.  rug   Jun-01-11 01:07 PM   #101 
                       - The ostracism is highly exaggerated.  kwassa   Jun-01-11 09:30 PM   #119 
                          - Spoken like a true member of the majority. n/t  laconicsax   Jun-01-11 09:41 PM   #123 
                          - and what persecution have you suffered?  kwassa   Jun-01-11 09:45 PM   #125 
                             - I'm glad you asked.  laconicsax   Jun-01-11 11:21 PM   #133 
                          - Absolute bullshit.  darkstar3   Jun-01-11 10:08 PM   #127 
                          - Speaking as an American, the vast majority of the country cares very little about religion.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 10:05 AM   #138 
                             - Pull the wool over your own eyes if you want, but don't bullshit the rest of us.  darkstar3   Jun-02-11 10:27 AM   #139 
                             - They aren't enroaching on the rights. They can't.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 09:26 PM   #149 
                                - You know that isn't true.  laconicsax   Jun-02-11 10:11 PM   #154 
                                - I don't believe that statistic for one second.  kwassa   Jun-03-11 10:48 PM   #178 
                                - Even if that's the correct statistic, you're still wrong.  laconicsax   Jun-03-11 11:08 PM   #182 
                                - 40% is a minority. I am not wrong.  kwassa   Jun-04-11 10:04 PM   #193 
                                - Which brings me back to my original point.  laconicsax   Jun-05-11 04:40 PM   #203 
                                - Abortion restrictions and marriage restrictions exist in the majority of the US.  darkstar3   Jun-02-11 11:52 PM   #163 
                                - Oh, come on darkstar3, those don't affect straight men, so they don't *really* exist.  laconicsax   Jun-03-11 12:30 AM   #170 
                                - 1) No, they don't. 2) What is the relevance to this topic?  kwassa   Jun-03-11 10:50 PM   #179 
                                - That it's lost on you is sadly predictable. n/t  laconicsax   Jun-03-11 11:09 PM   #184 
                                - That some can't substantiate their claims is also predictable.  kwassa   Jun-04-11 10:09 PM   #196 
                                - YES, they do, and it's relevant because you have stated that religion is not encroaching on the  iris27   Jun-04-11 11:48 PM   #201 
                                - +1000  laconicsax   Jun-04-11 11:51 PM   #202 
                                - Do you know the difference between religion and culture?  kwassa   Jun-07-11 10:18 PM   #204 
                             - Yes, receiving death threats is "pretty trivial stuff."  laconicsax   Jun-02-11 12:55 PM   #141 
                                - I think most of what darkstar talked about was pretty trivial stuff.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 09:28 PM   #150 
                                   - In the a blue state, from a stranger who engaged me in conversation.  laconicsax   Jun-02-11 10:48 PM   #159 
                                   - Thank you for the details.  kwassa   Jun-03-11 10:42 PM   #177 
                                   - Feel free to ignore it if it's inconvenient to your fantasy. n/t  laconicsax   Jun-03-11 11:11 PM   #185 
                          - Have you lived, as an atheist, in these major metropolitan areas of which you speak?  iris27   Jun-01-11 11:16 PM   #132 
                             - I've lived all over the country.  kwassa   Jun-02-11 09:24 PM   #148 
                                - Sitting quietly in the back of the bus and not making a fuss was in the power of black people, too.  darkstar3   Jun-02-11 11:54 PM   #164 
                                   - what a non-sequitur.  kwassa   Jun-03-11 11:08 PM   #183 
                                      - Your deafness is really precious. n/t  laconicsax   Jun-03-11 11:12 PM   #186 
                                      - Go back to eating billy goats.  darkstar3   Jun-04-11 12:21 AM   #187 
                                      - Do you have a response that involves actual content? Apparently not.  kwassa   Jun-04-11 09:53 PM   #192 
                                      - Non-content for non-content.  darkstar3   Jun-04-11 10:21 PM   #198 
                       - I realize now that I probably misunderstood your earlier post...  LeftishBrit   Jun-04-11 10:51 AM   #188 
                          - The Queen as the Head of the Church of England is still  Leontius   Jun-04-11 11:27 AM   #190 
                             - Yes- but the term is an anachronism because it was devised to refer to defending Catholicism, not  LeftishBrit   Jun-04-11 11:36 AM   #191 
                       - Religious people of the right wing have no monopoly  okasha   May-31-11 10:35 AM   #63 
                          - II wasn't; I was drawing parallels between a variety of situations where a powerful majority act as  LeftishBrit   May-31-11 12:16 PM   #64 
                 - What? Oh, I see, you think I meant those words in regard to the money.  darkstar3   May-31-11 09:43 AM   #61 
        - See my first paragraph, as to possible reasons why some atheists deride believers  LeftishBrit   May-31-11 07:39 AM   #54 
     - Again, color me not surprised.  cleanhippie   May-30-11 03:03 PM   #19 
     - No. It's the beliefs I criticize and sometimes deride.  Deep13   May-31-11 08:40 AM   #59 
  - " subverting the cruelest aspects of pagan society "  sudopod   May-30-11 01:34 PM   #8 
  - At the point of a spear, no less. n/t  laconicsax   May-30-11 01:39 PM   #11 
     - At least the vikings were honest when they killed you and took your stuff.  sudopod   May-30-11 01:41 PM   #13 
  - "bringing liberation from fatalism, conferring great dignity on human beings," LOL WUT?  laconicsax   May-30-11 01:37 PM   #9 
  - IOW, the usual revisionism and propaganda  onager   May-30-11 02:04 PM   #16 
  - ... This particular astrolabe, dated 1326, resembles the instrument described in Geoffrey Chaucer's  struggle4progress   May-31-11 12:23 AM   #42 
  - OK, you win - only ALMOST a thousand years...  onager   May-31-11 12:50 AM   #43 
  - We've established that you make careless statements, indifferent to the actual history  struggle4progress   May-31-11 01:19 AM   #44 
     - Is that a royal "we," Your Google Majesty?  onager   Jun-01-11 08:34 PM   #113 
        - Heretic! The Emperor's codpiece is adorned with delicate gold leaves. n/t  laconicsax   Jun-01-11 09:37 PM   #122 
  - I would not claim that religious people, even ecclesiastical people...  Deep13   May-31-11 01:50 PM   #69 
     - "Serious scientific inquiry" has always been "the exception rather than the rule"  struggle4progress   May-31-11 03:16 PM   #73 
        - I actually had Bacon in mind.  Deep13   May-31-11 06:33 PM   #79 
           - You can ask youself what the Romans left to Europe: they had some engineering savvy  struggle4progress   May-31-11 11:36 PM   #86 
           - Perhaps you can explain why no such setbacks  okasha   Jun-02-11 10:13 PM   #155 
              - Actually they did but to a lesser extent ,scientific inquiry was not  Leontius   Jun-02-11 11:04 PM   #160 
                 - Yet the East managed to preserve  okasha   Jun-02-11 11:39 PM   #161 
  - "Now what could have possibly restrained scientific inquiry for a thousand years? "  rug   May-31-11 07:00 AM   #50 
  - "Unless you look outside Europe."  Deep13   May-31-11 02:43 PM   #70 
  - Well, that convinced me.  rug   May-31-11 07:38 PM   #80 
  - Well, thats certainly one way to say it.  cleanhippie   Jun-01-11 01:11 AM   #91 
  - Please cite your sources for cannibalism by Native Americans  okasha   Jun-02-11 10:19 PM   #156 
  - The fall of Rome had nothing to do with Christianity, Edward Gibbons was an idiot for thinking so.  Odin2005   Jun-03-11 12:28 AM   #168 
  - The little ice age?  laconicsax   May-31-11 03:04 PM   #71 
     - Oh it must have been the rosaries.  rug   May-31-11 07:47 PM   #82 
  - I'm an Atheist. but I'm sick of these stereptypes about the Middle Ages.  Odin2005   Jun-03-11 12:23 AM   #167 
  - Here's a series of lectures by David Bentley Hart  struggle4progress   May-30-11 02:41 PM   #18 
  - Thanks for the links.  rug   May-30-11 06:59 PM   #27 
  - Pavlov's dog, same gang, same bell.  Leontius   May-30-11 04:23 PM   #21 
  - Out here in the boonies, that free chapter looked good.  dimbear   May-30-11 08:20 PM   #28 
  - While he was busy taking no prisoners, ...  Deep13   May-31-11 08:38 AM   #58 
  - You could ask him.  rug   May-31-11 07:41 PM   #81 
  - I think you can probably gather his view from the videos I posted in #18  struggle4progress   Jun-01-11 12:46 AM   #90 
  - Book critiquing coffee wins tea grower's prize. nt  Deep13   May-31-11 01:43 PM   #67 
  - Book critiquing religion posted eight times in R/T.  rug   May-31-11 07:49 PM   #83 
     - Link?  cleanhippie   Jun-01-11 01:13 AM   #92 
     - And? nt  Deep13   Jun-01-11 12:35 PM   #99 
  - The sad thing is ignorance of history or at best a cartoon  Leontius   May-31-11 08:08 PM   #85 
  - And Bill Maher won the AAI's "Richard Dawkins Award". So?  iris27   Jun-01-11 02:20 PM   #106 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-01-11 04:05 PM   #109 
  - You can get a taste of the argument from the bit about the Library of Alexandria.  dimbear   Jun-01-11 09:02 PM   #114 
  - That was a neat trick in 48 BC.  rug   Jun-01-11 09:37 PM   #121 
  - The library was partially destroyed several times. I refer to the  dimbear   Jun-01-11 09:52 PM   #126 
  - The Mysterious Fate of the Great Library of Alexandria  struggle4progress   Jun-02-11 01:11 AM   #134 
  - The reign of Theodosius should be of critical interest to any believer.  dimbear   Jun-02-11 02:16 AM   #135 
     - Interestingly enough, both points have the same (apparent) exception ...  Nihil   Jun-02-11 09:50 AM   #137 
     - Of course, whenever religions become associated with state authority, political issues  struggle4progress   Jun-02-11 01:26 PM   #142 
        - That bit about the pretense of tithing to the old gods is a key.  dimbear   Jun-02-11 07:42 PM   #144 
  - The library was actually burned 4 times over 700 years.  Odin2005   Jun-03-11 12:32 AM   #171 
     - The point is that you're only probably right. But you're probably right.  dimbear   Jun-03-11 01:51 AM   #172 
  - Well, it sounds like a book that an Archbishop would like...  LeftishBrit   Jun-02-11 02:50 PM   #143 

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