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  •  Somehow demonizing one and letting another (5+ / 0-)

    off the hook isn't a good approach. The left seems to deflect on anything suffered by adherents of  religions other than Christianity while the right sees anything other than Christianity (and grudgingly conservative Judaism) as the problem in its entirety. (Reminds me of the left's blindness to atrocities in the communist USSR and China because the US was a greater evil.)

    Religion, in the end, is a way to organize people. Ways that harm should be criticized even if it means offending. Usually, over time, religious practice is changed to accommodate the the larger social order, while the larger social order flexes to accommodate religious practices.

    I'm not a proponent of religious freedom trumping other freedoms and rights. I often wonder if I'd be happier in a country like France rather than the US.

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

    by the fan man on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:12:00 AM PDT

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