Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 20:55:05 -0700
To: "Woodworths" <>
From: David Bedford <>
Subject: Re: The Atheist Website
In-Reply-To: <000001c35235$e2149590$0200a8c0@thermal>

Hi Kelly,

Atheists do have to stick up to their rights because of the extent that religion is ingrained into the establishment.  Doing so on my website has given the appearance of hatred but if I did not love and care for my fellow humans then I would not be trying to shed them incorrect and harmful beliefs. 

The other intent of my graphics is to plainly illustrate that I do not fear retribution from any higher power (including the church).

Thank you for expressing your concern.

Darwin Bedford

At 04:49 PM 7/24/2003 -0600, you wrote:

Hi Darwin,


I am in some regards a Humanist.  I believe in freedom to live your life anyway you want as long as you don t go out of your way to affect other people s lives.  I have spent some time reading your website.  Freedom of Speech and Expression are such powerful tools!!  Tools like this can enhance one s quality of life or bring destruction upon itself or hurt others.   I truly do believe you have the right to say, believe and practice what ever you want. 


My question(s) to you is;


Why does your home page display so much hatred?  


You are constantly discussing some of this worlds darkest hour(s) throughout your website and somehow bringing religion in as an effect of this.  I think we both believe that religion can and does breed hatred, but I also believe that belief s breed hatred.  Some of your statements and graphics are asking people to believe that violence is right and that we should defend our beliefs by fighting.  Sounds like religion to me!!! 


Kelly Woodworth

Edmonton, Alberta