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The Atheist Community: Militancy and Freethought.

This is a response to coughlan666’s video ‘Dear Atheist “Community”…… ‘

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ZUhQAXw1c

Two points I NEED to make here:
1)Several people portrayed my video ‘The Perfect Shitstorm: Thunderf00t vs DawahFilms’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYTs-vHeb98 , as a criticism of tf00t’s arguments, sometimes inferring that i have some kind of problem with him. I find this particularly annoying as i made it very explicit in that film that I actually have a great deal of sympathy for his position and largely agree with him, it is just the way in which the argument was advanced and his lack of will in clarifying an argument that has clearly been misunderstood by some that I had a problem with.
2) My pwnage olympics entry ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjevVil568w ) was not only formulated but recorded BEFORE any of this drama kicked off (and even circulated to Itsthesuperfly and dprjones before the South Park) drama and has simply been released now because now is when it’s category is running. It is absolutely unrelated to any of this, other than to note, in retrospect how knee-jerk some of the responses have been – as soon as it a Tf00t video under scrutiny, rather than Geerup or Other4815 suddenly there seems to be a whole load of soul-searching about the appropriatness of the term ‘pwnage’ or whether even a thorough refutation of someones arguments (and specifically in this case a critical commentary on the methodology they used to get there) constitutes pwnage. Amazing that, isn’t it?

Lastly, To make it clear that this should not be confused with supporting freedom of expression. We ALL need to stand up for our rights to satirise Islam the same way we can satirise anything else (and I have done so twice in the last few weeks)

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