Our dear Lark asked:
"Although discussions like this are all academic to me unless anyone can evidence that they are not simply intellectual exercises, if either doctrine is a lived reality and can be shown to have benefits both to the individual professing it and their neighbours, over generations, then I'm willing to hear it out."
And all I did was answering him, in all honesty.
And if you read his message, Lark was the one who "literally came out guns blazing saying" that atheists can only be "amoral" and all they could do can only "remain negative, a purely intellectualised exercise or game".
I'm sorry if my answer wasn't exactly what he probably expected. I'm sorry if the fact that I've seen hundreds of people dying of AIDS because of the moronic advice of the local Catholic priests, yes, if having witnessed this can make me angry and bring bad memories back. I have to admit that these priests were amongst the very few people that I would have genuinely enjoyed to see dead.
I'm sorry, I'm not a robot, I'm not indifferent to the fate of my fellow men, and once again, it was my job.
You have to put my reaction into its proper context. All I did here was giving you a personal testimony.
I have nothing against Lark per se - I don't know him-. It's rather what he wrote, the kind of ideas he wrote, that drove me out the wood.