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Response to cbayer (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:36 PM

15. If atheists treat religion as an "entirely different" than politics...

...or other matters open to debate, then they participate in putting religion up on a pedestal, a pedestal from which they receive no benefit. Why should I grant believers an advantage or a privileged sanctuary that I don't expect to get myself?

Opinions on all sorts of issues, whether you call them "personal matters" or not, don't form in a vacuum. If you were stranded alone on a remote island since birth you wouldn't magically form the same opinions on religion (or any other matter) that you currently hold simply by purely internal, personal, and private revelation.

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