January 27, 2008

Communicating What's Wrong With Religion

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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