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Daniel569's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Daniel569

Sean didn't tie the seductive idea of simplistic certainty to the immoral behaviors of religious fundamentalists. Fundamentalists do indeed commit terrible offenses in the name of religion, but how does the idea of certainty necessitate that type of behavior?

Also, if you create a secular coalition based on naturalism and push the religious right out of the public square in order to legislate secular morality, has not the secular movement reached a level of certainty comparable to the religious right; and in so doing have you not received a privilege from the state that is not given to any other group? The effect will be the same is the fundamentalists, and those who disagree with the display of naturalist practice in the public square will start a movement against it. And so the cycle continues.

I think it would be better to give everyone the same privilege and not favor any movement or group. Then, no one would feel discriminated against.

Sat, 07 Jan 2012 17:31:52 UTC | #906274