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theonlybap's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by theonlybap

I like what Al-Khalili is saying, for the most part. However, like others, I disagree with his description of Richard as "positioning himself on one extreme," "militant", etc.

It seems some people don't quite get what Richard means when he says religion doesn't deserve the kind of unquestioning respect it is afforded. I don't see Richard trying to insult or trivialize religion, though -- he's questioning, rightly so, these damn crazy beliefs (this might be insulting) that most people have, and trying to get them to do the same. This kind of questioning isn't something that should be attributed to only "militant" atheists, but it's sad that it seems to be so.

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:15:00 UTC | #276385