I really enjoyed this essay, I found that it resonated very well with my own thinking. Yes, I'm an atheist and a scientist, but I'm still very interested and intellectually invested in some of the religious freedom debates that taken place recently in the US and Canada...I think about religion very often...I grew up in devout Catholic family and I have family and friends for whom religious faith is a big part of their lives and for whom religious faith has been a positive thing. So I often have difficulty reconciling the respect I have for my friends and family with my own understanding that religion and belief in a deity is all nonsense...ancient fables that were never meant to apply to us. I liked that way the author suggested that science always leads away from faith. It has to.
I'll actually stand up for Kim Davis' right to think all kinds of bigoted crap. But I'll also stand up to have her fired for not doing her damned job.
It's like how if you want to smoke in your own house, whatevs, but you don't get to stink up my lungs with that crud.
- Hiram CollegeBA - Psychology, 1988 - 1992
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