Exactly, Tom ter Horst.

I’ll never be able to understand people who argue that we must respect belief systems that stigmatize and and cause great harm to intrinsically harmless people.

But when the targets of the stigmatization are the ones calling for the respect, then my jaw drops open in horrified shock.

Dawkin’s pal Sam Harris has the right of it when he decries the elevation of faith-based thinking.

Faith-based ideas are often privileged above other ideas in our cultures, and that privilege is toxic and dangerous.


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