Re: [asa] Denyse O'Leary's advice to the ASA

From: David Opderbeck <>
Date: Thu May 03 2007 - 12:18:39 EDT

I tried to respond briefly on UD, but I'm not sure if I'm still banned or if
my response is caught up in the spam filter because it had links to the ASA
website and to our email list archives.

The substance of what I said is this: look at our recent lengthy and
ongoing conversation in the "Dawkins, Religion and Children" thread and
assess the fairness and truthfulness of Denyse's comments based on that.

On 5/3/07, Ted Davis <> wrote:
> Denyse O'Leary's latest comments on the ASA, including her advice for
> future
> direction, are found here:
> I don't have time to respond, unfortunately. I'm already late for an
> appointment with my therapist. I've been overcome with fear lately, a
> vague
> sort of thing that's hard to describe. Something to do with the triumph
> of
> materialism, and all these ruins that I keep seeing in my mind--as I said,
> kind of hard to put a finger on it. And, on top of that, I've woken up
> several times in the middle of the night lately, quivering at the idea
> that
> my professional colleagues think I've really lost it, with my believing in
> miracles and eternal life and sin and salvation and--well, all that stupid
> stuff that Christians believe. It's gotten so bad, that I'm thinking of
> just cashing in my spiritual chips and joining the AAAS. I'm hoping my
> therapist can talk me out of it.
> Gotta go.
> Ted
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