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AnthropicConstance's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by AnthropicConstance

As Richard notes at 48:35, there is a great tradition of India with regard to atheist culture. IMA, it goes along with tolerance of diverse beliefs and cultures. Non-belief has been seen as a stepping stone or phase of personal development in the Hindu culture, clashing harshly with the totalitarianism exemplified by the credibility of threats on Rushdie's life (caused, of course, by religious intolerance.)

In matters of humanism it is necessary for atheists, agnostics and anti-theists to recognize and absorb the better of such examples.

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:22:18 UTC | #911890