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  •  I disagree with Dawkins (1+ / 0-)
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    If the country club had said, 'I'm not having Dawkins speak because he's a Jew, or because he's black, or because he's gay,'

    In many, maybe most, parts of the country it is perfectly legal/acceptable to discriminate against LGBTs.

    But I appreciate that Dawkins is out there letting people know that not everyone is Christian.

    •  He's a good bit less equivocal (1+ / 0-)
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      than that. His main contention is that you have to be crazy to believe in God, as codified by just about every world religion.

      •  Which is why I tend to ignore him (0+ / 0-)

        as just another religious zealot, especially in light of his published comments re: 9/11.

        I file this the way I file most claims of persecution by members of other religions: they aren't being persecuted for their faith, but for being assholes.

        And no religion that I can think of at the moment directly enjoined its followers to be assholes.

        grieving citizen of the murdered Republic, unrepentant rebel against the Empire.

        by khereva on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 04:56:03 PM PDT

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