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A Different Kind of Atheism

The happenings in London, the happenings in the world of late, the violent political reactions to which religion was tacked on as an excuse -- I think atheists are in a well-placed position to understand the different factions, more than anyone else. They have already stepped away, and can take in the larger view. Sarcasm, or outright raging, these things are common reactions, and they occur among atheists as they would among anyone else.

Do this, or do that, there are no unmoving cogs in the universe.


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Jul. 8th, 2005 05:48 am (UTC)
It's just sad--religions point to their books and their figures and say, "It's about love," but we usually see religion in action only expressing hate.
Jul. 8th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
Not exactly so. I think it's actually that the acts done out of religious love just don't get enough press. There are hundreds of charitable organizations, from many different religious denominations, working in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, but we don't really hear about them until Christmas, or Eidl Fitr, or as token newspaper stuffers. For every one soldier, there's an equal person out there who donates time and resources either on the ground or from afar. This is the balance of it, I think.
Jul. 8th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, true. :)
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