While the article is self-explanatory, I want to comment on two things. One, as Earthians slowly abandon their Iron Age patriarchal religions, particularly in the so-called “West,” there is a new and very organized Religion rising to take their place: Mythological Science. Beware of that new god as he is even more dangerous than the previous one. The second thing I will say is, when you read “Christianity” in the article, think “All Organized Religions” for they all have the same root cause and life under any of those religions is equally oppressive, particularly to women and children.
On the important difference between hating bad ideas and hating people.
As a former Evangelical Christian, I write critically—even harshly—about biblical Christianity, the kind that treats the Bible as if it were the literally-perfect word of God. I also write harshly about the Catholic hierarchy—the authoritarian institution that compiled the Bible 1500 years ago and still today seeks to impose derivative beliefs and rules on society at large. In response, I often receive comments and messages from Christians who say I must hate them, which isn’t true.
Other nontheists and anti-theists get similarly accused. Recently, two well-known critics of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz, had their names put on a “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.” Ali is a former Muslim and Nawaz a moderate believer, and their appearance on the list was particularly frightening because such lists, not infrequently, get folks like them killed.
Bad Ideas ≠…
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