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Go to: Response to My Fellow 'Atheists'

hanche's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by hanche

I'm afraid I still don't get it. Yes, yes, Sam Harris is absolutely right that (1) is much better than (2). But surely that is because atheism really has very little to do with the subject at hand (embryonic stem cell research)? So if all he is saying is that it is counterproductive to make an issue of our atheism on every occassion, I can agree with that. But what is wrong with using the atheist label while discussing the problems with religion in general, not to mention the plight of atheists in certain parts of the world?

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 13:01:00 UTC | #73477

Go to: Kadra attacked in public

hanche's Avatar Jump to comment 46 by hanche

For what it's worth, at least some of the thugs have been arrested, and yes, there is serious talk about expelling them.

As to the motivation for the attack, it is not at all clear that it has anything to do with support for female genital mutilation, though that is the topic that made Kadra famous some years ago. It is more likely related to her recent statement, alluded to on the top of this page, that "the Koran's views on women needed to be reinterpreted".

Not that this makes it any more acceptable, of course.

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:00:00 UTC | #29814