29th January 2011

“We keep seeing believers who insist that others 'respect' their beliefs by not disagreeing and not being sufficiently obsequious, but atheists have no obligation to remain silent while believers are free to dominate the conversation.”

Austin Cline

3 Responses to “29th January 2011”

  1. Atheist MC Says:

    Religious belief is no different from any other opinion in the marketplace of ideas. Just as I might disagree with, criticise and even ridicule your politics I should be at liberty to do the same with your religion.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    To me, it seems perverse to respect any ideology that doesn’t require – and indeed often denies- evidence. I guess that’s the scientist in me.

  3. Atheist MC Says:

    I guess that’s the scientist in me.

    Sounds painful 🙂