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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 05:08 PM

22. I'd like to join your "cautiously optimistic" view of the world, and

 

about the ONLY thing holding us back are out-dated religious beliefs, and mythological influences.

Now, how do we get rid of these religious beliefs that allow planes to fly into buildings?

How do we get rid of religious people restricting the rights of others to choose whom they wish to love?

How do we enforce some sort of equality of opportunity without imposition of any religious teaching before children reach the age of sexual adulthood? Why would religious folks object to being excluded from teaching their children about those creation myths?

More importantly, here, right here, on this board, how do we get people who "claim" to be liberal and put up stick figures in their manger scenes in a Southern California college town, how do we get them to see that they are buying into the same religious outrageousness of thinking patterns that the guys who flew the planes into buildings on 9/11 are into? HOW SO? Namely, they are rejecting rational thought in favor of their religious fantasies, their religious wishful thinking, their religious insistence upon their OWN views being more valid than anyone else's.

I'm sure there will be a few readers who will object to this post, which equates the 9/11 true believers to the liberals who made stick figures in a Southern California liberal college town. But the intensity of arrogance is no different for either of them, they both BELIEVE they know what's right and wrong, and will step out into society and do whatever they think is the right thing to do.

Gosh, I bet this post gets reported and condemned!!! I'm going to do a Google capture of it, just in case.

How DARE I accuse religious Christians that are so nice to the LGBT folks as equal to being like the Taliban or Al Qaida? HOW????

They both believe that they are right and righteous in what they are doing! That's the answer that shows how dangerous religious thinking can be.

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