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Ignorant Amos's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by Ignorant Amos

Comment 4 by hemidemisemigod

Militant secularism?

Militant - Combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically favouring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods.

The keyword being 'or' in that definition, but let's play with definitions.

aggressive:- having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

combative:- inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree

extreme:- reaching a high or the highest degree; very great

violent:- having or showing great emotional force

confrontational:- discord or a clash of opinions and ideas

There is nothing wrong with being militant. If the dickheads hijack it as a pejorative for Atheists that speak up for themselves, so what, let's not all play into their hands, eh?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 03:02:10 UTC | #918325