Re: religion bashing?

Steve C. Dotson (
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 18:55:02 -0700


On Thu, 21 Oct 1999 17:55:31   Micah Redding wrote:

>I have noticed that many people on this list engage in "religion
>bashing". Most of the accusations against religion on this list are
>unfounded or unfair....
>Not to say that most religious people aren't ignorant, ...
So it's OK for you to call most religious people ignorant, but no one else is allowed the privelege? (I'm referring to your last sentence.) Most the religious people I know would interpret any criticism as "religion bashing".... If someone's belief in a great big spook in the sky constrains them to favor the teaching of the non-science of creationism over workable, tested, productive theory of evolution, perhaps some bashing is in order. Also, when a group of like-minded thinkers is assembled, there is sometimes an exuberance that can erupt in some strong comments. You can bet, however, that the last thing on the mind of a bunch of atheists is to go out and lynch a bunch of believers. I wish I could say the same about the fire and brimstone type of Christian. HotBot - Search smarter.