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← The Myth of Militant Atheism

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Comment 5 by aroundtown :

Therefore, maybe it's time to end the myth of militant atheism?

There is no maybe about it. Yes we suffer because we try to drag the deluded out of religion so they might breath the free air. They will balk and call us militant but the effort will bear fruits that would be difficult to obtain otherwise. A new and unfamiliar voice calling to them draws them out of their comfort zone but in time they will begin to question the indoctrination that was imposed on them and they will re-examine their original suppositions in our regard.

Actually many of us don't try to drag the deluded out of religion we would just like them to keep their un-evidenced mumbo-jumbo to themselves and out of the public sphere. If they want to make an argument against abortion (for example) they should do it without invoking souls that magically appear at the moment of conception. If they want to make an argument against homosexual marriage they should do it without invoking some non-existent god and his supposed writings.

Michael

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:51:42 UTC | #923604