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Now, how would this crowd react if somebody wrote:
"The gays have been a powerful force of evil in the world."

Well as far as I'm aware "The Gays" as you so elegantly put it aren't busy saying the rest of us should live their lives in a certain way, Or (incorrectly) claiming that they are the historical root of all morality. Personally i find most religions moral and ethical claims  infantile, however if people want to believe things that's up to them, as long as they don't interfere with anyone else.

Personally I'm a fervent non-believer, I happen to be in largely secular country, that has its Christian population hanging on to their claims that it is a christian country, when only 6% are church attenders (And a percentage of those are only going for access to schools) If I was in an Islamic country i would be railing against the religious rules that their societies laughably impose but generally I have no problem with people believing any lunacy they wish to.

Why should we accept arguments about religion on terms that religious people say we should? why should belief have some special status that places it beyond criticism?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Oct 18th, 2010 at 04:08:59 PM EST
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