June 15, 2007

Great Letter to the Editor from Michigan Paper

Check out this great letter to the editor, printed in Michigan's The Daily Telegram. Here are some of my favorite excerpts:
I don’t know about you but I would rather elect someone who holds truth and evidence in high regard than a person unaccountably taking orders from the supernatural.
The misconception is that religion is required for morality. It isn’t. Humans evolved a sense of morality, apes exhibit some forms of it. In all human cultures murder, rape, and incest are generally regarded as bad. “You scratch my back I scratch yours” is more personally beneficial than being a jerk who terrorizes people. All people, including atheists, can agree on this.
This is the sort of thing those of us who can get away with it should be writing.

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