As atheists, I think we all just need to calm down. Just calm down and everything will be fine. It's not like religion is denying people equal rights to marry consenting adults who they love. It's not like they are trying to deny adoptive rights to decent families just because who they love. It's not like religion is attempting to teach myths thought up thousands of years ago to explain phenomenon that we now know can be better explained by more recent discoveries and research. It's not like the two main religions think theirs is right, others are wrong, and instruct in their holy texts to kill non-believers. It's not like religion has instructed believers to slice the genitalia of infant boys and young girls. It's not like religions are hoping for an all out war with each other, ushering in a hoped-for apocalypse that will bring all adhering to a religion to their longed for paradise each described in their perspective, infallible book of absolute truth. Oh, wait.
November 5, 2013