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Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Alan4discussion

More than that, I fear becoming a bigot. How long before visceral revulsion at certain religious beliefs turns into irrational distrust of or disdain for the religious?

You should not confuse the reasonable opposition to bigoted views with bigotry! Bigots often try what I call the theist-mirror reversal, reflecting their own irrational bigotry on to others who oppose their views. You should remember that while rational people consider evidence from numerous sources and view-points, the closed minds of bigots usually only see two views: Their own dogmatic one and "the inconsequential wrong one"! Hence they do not even bother to think about alternatives before rejecting criticism.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:39:50 UTC | #930164