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Thread #147475   Message #3418324
Posted By: Steve Shaw
11-Oct-12 - 08:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Steve Shaw said, "Gosh, why not ridicule religion? It's baleful, repressive, dishonest and controlling. And just not true."

In so doing, he automatically stereotyped all religions and all religious people in as unjust and prejudiced a way as someone would who called all black people "worthless niggers". That's why I said what I did.

Oh really? I don't recall including "religious people" in that post, old chap. As for stereotyping, well I didn't do that either. Let me expand. Religion is based on belief in a deity whose existence is, to say the very least, a matter of considerable doubt. The evidence against is overwhelming. Therefore I think it absolutely hunkydory to call people who profess religion of any kind to account, even to ridicule them if they even begin to think that proselytising is the way to go.