Humor &Philosophy &Politics 24 Feb 2008 09:36 pm

Move over Brights, Facebook eases all

Bill Thompson of the New Humanist says, “Facebook knows I’m an atheist”.

“Perhaps Facebook will help, simply because it encourages us to treat religious views and sexual orientation as of no more significance than favourite movies or preferred pizza toppings. In the end this could matter more than any number of ‘Brights’ t-shirts or big red ‘A’s, because it will simply relegate religious belief to the level of other superstitions, habits and personal preferences. Where, of course, it belongs.”

2 Responses to “Move over Brights, Facebook eases all”

  1. on 24 Feb 2008 at 11:15 pm 1.Kevin Lawrence said …

    Will Facebook be as efficient as MySpace with its regular purges of atheist groups?

    http://www.secularstudents.org/node/1933

    Hey! Maybe we should just let Murdoch run the new Social Network justice system?

  2. on 24 Feb 2008 at 11:40 pm 2.Bob said …

    Holy Crap! Really.

    That is a great example of why social networks cannot be owned by autocrats. The social information must be portable and owned by the persons associated. Imagine how long networks would last that pulled that crap when people could take their group and move to another service. … Well, they would continue as bastions of closed-mindedness, another problem with teh intrawebs.

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