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Is it possible to overreact to religion?Are you being serious? Overreaction is the name of the game.If so, where do we draw the line?Well I think we can safely establish that it is so, so I personally draw the line at discrimination. Discrimination against race, creed, colour and sexual orientation.
Well, to answer this question you first have to establish what is the appropriate reaction to religion in the first place. Religion is, as has been shown here, an immoral system that restricts freedom and has caused all kinds of evil in human history. As would be appropriate for any other immoral system, religion should be denounced, and its attacks on individuals should be resisted.The only way to "overreact" would be to engage in the same freedom-limiting behavior that religions themselves use. Enforcing a law requiring people to be atheist, for example.
I agree with Omar, excepting that I think the word "discrimination" has gotten a bad rap through usage. Still, I know what he means and find it to be all a part of the "divide and conquer" strategy that the control freaks have been employing since the beginning of time. I am no fan of bigotry and prejudice and other signs of culturally induced paranoia.As far as overreacting to religion is concerned, I think a strong negative reaction is justified when boundaries need to be established, and/or have been crossed by those of a religious persuasion. Someone needs to raise a voice in counterpoint to the endless godfomercial, and it might as well be me.
Well, obviously initiating force would be overreacting.But I do think there is a virtue in being as polite ~as possible~ when dealing with religionists. Let ~them~ come across as the rude raging lunatics.
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