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Many believers point out that faith plays a unique role in their lives. That is often true. Those atheists who dismiss belief in God as no more credible than belief in Santa Claus or in fairies miss the point. Religion is more than an intellectual exercise or a matter of logic; it often has, for believers, a vital social and spiritual function. But acknowledging the vital and unique role of faith in the lives of believers does not commit us to providing it with a privileged position in society.

It may have an important role in their lives, but that doesn't make it any truer than fairies, Jack Frost or the Easter Bunny.

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:18:22 UTC | #948004