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kohadril's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by kohadril

Thanks guys. I've been quiet but I've been reading every comment. Sjoerd, you're right: I feel immensely better having even put my thoughts in words, and the rest of you are right that 1) it is not unreasonable to despise objectionable views and 2) that is not the same as hating the people who hold them. I think Cartomancer's point that "religion" is a cover used to legitimize otherwise obviously unacceptable beliefs is a productive one: while I find superstition ridiculous, it is sexism, homophobia, and anti-intellectualism that I find actually enrage me, and I feel that way about those things in nonreligious contexts as well.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:03:51 UTC | #930172