May 21st, 2010

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In Which Your Obedient Serpent Offers A Retraction.

I was in a black mood yesterday, and posted some deliberately inflammatory things in this journal.

Some of what I posted was frankly contrafactual, and does not hold up even to a cursory examination of the evidence.

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This was an ignorant, insulting mistake that promulgated misinformation about a group that receives a great deal of abuse, and I apologize.

danger, Warning: Caustic, caustic

Reaping What I Sow

One of the recurrent themes in yesterday's discussions of "Draw Mohammad Day" was that when you deliberately go out to provoke people, there are going to be consequences.

Well, after my post about Fundamentalism and Atheism, the comment threads that followed, and my own flippant, insensitive responses, I just wound up losing one of my oldest friends.

Yeah. Go me.