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Go to: 'People say I'm strident'

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[quote] [quote]"We've all been brought up with the view that religion has some kind of special privileged status. You're not allowed to criticise it. And therefore, if you offer even a fairly mild criticism, it really does sound strident, because it violates this expectation that religion is out of bounds." [/quote]

This is an observable fact.
It's the same with other topics people are brainwashed to consider untouchable, such as patriotism. [/quote]

Interestingly, that is a local problem. Try being a patriot in germany, for example, and you'll most likely wake up in a hospital. But
what you're saying is quite generally true for democracy; even though it is a system far from being perfect we are not encouraged nor allowed to even try of thinking something new...

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 12:02:00 UTC | #257654

Go to: When Atheists Attack

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"I believe [...] the silliness of our politics has finally put our nation at risk."

As that nation happens to be the most powerful in the world, unfortunately it is the whole world which is at risk.
Europe is sharing your worries.

Sun, 21 Sep 2008 07:45:00 UTC | #238137

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