Mudcat Café message #2561413 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89336   Message #2561413
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Feb-09 - 12:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Blair and God...and Obama
Subject: RE: BS: Blair and God...and Obama
Well, sanity is a bit of a challenge for me, Dick. I've been hanging around here far too long. My sanity left long ago.

But back to the subject at hand, it seems that so many "antireligious" people want to lump all the religious people together and define them all as mindless fundamentalists. That's just not the case - many "religious" people are as self-critical and philosophical and "freethinking" as their nonreligious counterparts.

If I go into a born-again church, I'm a duck out of water. I feel like I'm in enemy territory and that I have to be careful about every word I say. If I'm with Unitarians or agnostics, I'm very much at ease. If I'm with rigid atheists, then I'm pigeonholed as some sort of mindless religious zombie who takes his orders directly from the Pope.

I think some "freethinkers" need to think a little more freely, and not demonize people so quickly.