If you are an atheist who is even occasionally vocal about your atheism, odds are good that you have been asked some variation of the following question: "I know you don't believe, but what is so bad about religion?" There are so many valid answers to this question that it is sometimes hard to know where to begin. I tend to emphasize the irrationality and adverse effects of religion, but it is difficult to find a more articulate and thought-provoking response than this one by An Apostate's Chapel. We would all do well to remember it the next time we hear this question.
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