5th April 2013

“Religions should not have privileged positions to restrict others' freedoms – something that they do far too often.”

Kishwer Falkner

4 Responses to “5th April 2013”

  1. Jeff Says:

    The point I was trying to make yesterday, if we’re every going to reach the state Mr. Falkner describes in his first clause, we’re going to have to convince them that it is in their best interest as well – politics, in other words. And that involves shaking some hands…

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Jeff I don’t think there exists space within the minds of doggedly religious for the considerations you speak of. Elevating that to the level of Ghandi or King I think is giving them credit for an ability to reason they never express they have. I think even Ghandi and King would acknowledge that arguing with a mule is a waste of time. You’d likely not even be able to lead them to water, much less convince them to drink.

    As humanity is onlny just beginning, as this is really so early a point in the history of our species, I think we are better served to let them die out. Leave them to their insanities.

  3. Jeff Says:

    If Ben Jealous can talk the executive council of the NAACP (made up of something like 70% ministers) into endorsing Gay Marriage as a civil rights issue, when well over half of those same ministers had railed against it from their pulpits, then I believe that it is quite possible to make them understand that if the atheist lacks civil rights, then theirs are challenged to exactly the same degree. Get to the leaders, and you get to the flock.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    OK Jeff, its a soft stance. As I’m sure you suspect. You know how I feel about religious nut bags. Maybe I was venting.