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Tue Mar 24, 2015, 09:55 AM

24. What has long bothered me about far too many

 

Christians, and this goes vastly more for the fundamentalists, is that they don't really get that they are invariably part of a minority, and that the vast majority simply don't see as they do. Sometimes the differences are quite small, say as between two different mainstream Protestant sects, but sometimes they're vast.

And I as sincerely believe my own strange beliefs as they do theirs. The difference between us is that I don't find it at all important to convince anyone else to believe as I do, or that something terrible will happen to them in this or the after life if they don't believe as I do.

Plus, and far more to the point, I am completely bothered by any religion that even remotely suggests a person shouldn't think independently, shouldn't seek out knowledge, explore, figure out lots of things on their own. Too many religions say: Trust us. We know what's best. Just do what we say and don't ever, ever, think for yourself.

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