For the most part, compromise is the name of the game. In all things, we must compromise to achieve things. We can't expect to get everything that we want, the way we want it when we want it. Usually, we must compromise for those achievements.
Take politics. LBJ was probably the best deal maker in American history. He always had an end game but he made sacrifices, compromises to get to that end game. As a result, we have Community College, Public Television, and other great achievements.
But somethings cannot and should not be compromised. I stand firm on many convictions and will not compromise. One is that I will not accept word salad, revisionist history, pseudo-science, or any other bullshit as proof of a god. I cannot cede one iota of a principle to accept something that just isn't true. t
That doesn't mean I won't or don't accept real facts. So when theists claim that atheism is a belief, I reply FUCK YOU because a "fuck you" is needed. Their claim is more than just redefining atheism. It is an effort to compromise facts to fit their narrative. It's an insult.
I don't compromise on censorship. people have a right to complain, disapprove, and dislike the words you chose, but they have no authority or right to tell you that you can't use them. Again a "fuck you" is needed.
"Fuck you" actually means, "HEY you have crossed the line and I will not stand for it." But it is short and not so sweet!
Could you imagine if every great scientific effort was compromised? There would be no great scientific achievements!
The slang in law is "The slippery slope." Once you have agreed to an introduced compromise, you have paved the way to the degree of that compromise until you have compromised your whole side.
Atheists cannot compromise. It is an impossibility. Either there is proof of a deity or there isn't.
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