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  •  Give me an example of any atheist making an (2+ / 0-)

    attempt "to take" someone's faith away.  How does that work? Do atheists storm the government trying to shut down churches? You are confusing hard reasoned questions and advocating standards of evidence for "harrassment".  If you put a silly political idea into the public arena that has nothing to back it up factually, do you expect people to not criticize it because it's what you "believe"?   Religious opinions and ideas are no different.  If you tell people that there is a god or a savior or a heaven or a hell, these are unevidenced opinions and certainly open to scrutiny, especially when offered in a public forum.  Just because an idea, explanation or philosophy gives a person a sense of "comfort" it doesn't lift it to some kind of "untouchable" level that protects it from the application of skepticism.  For far too long, society has allowed religious opinions to enjoy a level of respect that has allowed the results of those opinions to cause all kinds of harm to the world. If you want to believe something that you can't prove, fine, just don't put it out in front of others and expect them just to accept it because it's religious.

    •  Fish, the diarist. (0+ / 0-)

      the diarist jumps on facebook and starts an argument about whether there should be a national day of prayer.

      How interesting that you claim to hold logic and reason so dear, yet you play this game of semantics about the definition of harassment. Seeking out confrontation with the people you disagree with, on their spiritual day of prayer, about their spiritual day of prayer... nice.

      I'm afraid that my signature won't match the mood of my comment.

      by heybuddy on Sat May 04, 2013 at 02:04:33 PM PDT

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