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← Response to My Fellow 'Atheists'

hanche's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by hanche

I'm afraid I still don't get it. Yes, yes, Sam Harris is absolutely right that (1) is much better than (2). But surely that is because atheism really has very little to do with the subject at hand (embryonic stem cell research)? So if all he is saying is that it is counterproductive to make an issue of our atheism on every occassion, I can agree with that. But what is wrong with using the atheist label while discussing the problems with religion in general, not to mention the plight of atheists in certain parts of the world?

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 13:01:00 UTC | #73477