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A watch(ed) maker never (produces a plague of) boils
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boyofbadgers From: boyofbadgers Date: November 5th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
As an atheist with overbearing tendencies, I've also managed to have a large number of decent conversations about religion with religious people in person. The internet is a different matter, though, and the ox/ucam section especially so. I don't think it's entirely down to the simple distancing effect of words on the screen as opposed to IRL either - these conversations tend to draw large crowds when conducted online, and discussing anything contentious with a large group of acquaintances is a much trickier business than doing so with one or two friends. Not only is there the basic problem of having to address multiple different positions at the same time, there's also the tendency to grandstanding that talking to an audience brings out in a lot of people, which in turn puts other people's backs up.
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