The coral reefs are artificially made, but the whole place is very much ideal for swimming, fishing, and boating.
During low tides, a smaller, more undeveloped island appears and like the rest, is also suitable for fishing and swimming.
I see the same thing in atheists’ odd fascination with creationism.
Most of the religious people one encounters are not young-earth creationists.
A nice place to start would be the Dao-Dao Islands some seven to ten minutes away from the seaport, when riding a motorboat.
Think of the terrible things done by religion, like the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church.
There really is a Westboro Baptist Church, for some reason.
But one still feels like the atheist is making things just a little too easy on himself.
They should stop thinking they’re ‘so speshul’ and go see a competent doctor.” Beth answered something along the lines of “I diagnosed myself with autism, but only after a lot of careful research. I think what you’re saying is overly strict and hurtful to many people with autism.” Alice then proceeded to tell Beth she disagreed, in that special way only Tumblr users can. The weak man is a terrible argument that only a few unrepresentative people hold, which was only brought to prominence so your side had something easy to defeat.
Alice said she hated people who frivolously self-diagnosed without knowing anything about the disorder. Why didn’t she just say “Yes, please continue hating these hypothetical bad people who are not me”? Why didn’t she just say “I think you’ll find I wasn’t talking about you? One of the cutting-edge advances in fallacy-ology has been the weak man, a terribly-named cousin of the straw man.
But these people have a dramatic hold on the atheist imagination.