Athiests should be comforted that the discovery of a skeleton of a race of humans different than ours was found. Now we know that creationism is wrong, evolution is right. Its hard to believe we are still arguing this, but maybe now it will stop.
This skeleton evidence suggests this other race lived alongside us. Maybe we interacted a bit.
so take heart athiests - we may be in the minority but we are right. This is the way it allways has to be - any new thing, every step in evolution, has to have a minority that comes along before they become a majority. A few differnt ones at first, often declared to be freaks and are killed, eventually are accepted and may even take over if their qualities are superior. We do want the human race to continuie to improve, right? so when a new idea or trait comes along, lets embrace it instead of trying to bury it and ignore it, or kill it.
We [atheists] may be attacked now, by christians who are feeling very insecure now that one of the cornerstones of their doctrines has been crushed. I hope we will avoid conflict,
I hope we respond to any attacks with grace and goodwill, understanding and even sympathy 'for their loss'. Remember that a defeat brings on some hostile responses at times, and it will die down with time. Lets give them a bit of room, they have a tendancy to become violent.
I cant help it,the sarcasm, forgive me!!
- its all those centuries of crimes against humanity by christians that drives my scorn. All that fear, guilt, humility and so on, it twisted me up pretty badly in early life. I was really afraid of god and the devil, and I was convinced by christians that I was evil. Every night I thought I would "die before I wake" as in that awfull prayer we used to say. So its just something I have to work out.
This evolutionary evidence is vendetta material that says "you are wrong" to the multitudes of authority figures who persecuted me, whom I used to fear.
Jawg - a proud atheist.