Enemies of RRS, the irony, it burns! [trollville]
I'm not one to believe in Karma or any other kind of metaphysical stuff Jesus talked about with "reaping what you sow" or stuff like that. But I've been watching the RRS since it was an idea in the minds of the founders and I get this feeling like something huge has been going down for the last year. From middle of 2008 to Nov 2009.
I've watched the site use various attack methodologies. For example the whole conversation with Banana Ray Comfort, the blasphemy challenge, then the whole theme of these forms focusing on destroying the other guy's position. It's been the mission statement from the beginning, mockery is a primary tool of the RRS.
Now we take a look at Anonymous, I get the feeling the Catholic church is in on it too, but that's just a feeling. But the irony is that they are using your same tactics. And they are winning because they have more numbers than you and RRS give them lots of ammo which works well with average minded people.
The whole situation with Anonymous Mocking you through encyclopediadramatica on the RRS and stuff. It's almost as if what Jesus said "You shall reap what you sow" and the whole message of Karma, and the notion of "Like attracts Like" in that metaphysical movie: "The Secret" were all onto something.
All I can really do at this point is grab some popcorn and watch how this plays out. But from what I've seen. The Religious are not going to want to associate with you because you represent the opposite of what they teach. The Religious are going to start feeding back to you what you have done to them because the landslide effect. Christians usually don't attack organizations until it becomes mainstream, as it is becoming now. And Ironically, Atheists don't want to be associated with you either because of the whole affiliation with so called sexual immorality, Immorality and such, it looks like you got some catholic guy vaccuming the interwebs for dirt on public and private members of the RRS...
The RRS needs a soul searching. The model of "attacking the other guy's position" is not going to work. If that's going to be your model, you need to be flawless. And RRS is not flawless. At this point I think the Rational response squad is doing more harm to the Atheist position than good. Your associating the lack of belief in God with everything that can go wrong with people: Mental Insanity, unrulyness, crime, hate, prostitution, and war.
You guys can survive, but you need to spend some time copying the models of Contemporary Christianity if you want to keep going. I don't mean to be mean spirited, I want to see you succeed, but the first thing you need to do at this point is something you won't do, and that is apologize and ask for forgiveness and try to represent something positive and uplifting for other humans.
/hand writing on the wall
The idea that we should believe something because its true does not come naturally to all people. People don't believe in things because they are true, they believe in them because they are useful. Holding a belief that runs contrary to reality can be a marker that binds you to the loyalty of a tribe. Belief=Belonging=Protection. We must take heed to well informed hostility lest the situation degrades to the point of war and we are mowed down by a force greater than ourselves.