Friday, January 25, 2013

What if Religion is Innately Arrogant?

"It might be that our first job in responding to the rise of the "Nones" is that we should stop creating so many of them through our own arrogance and our attempts to judge others (contrary to Christ's express instruction)."

So, would that be an example of a double-standard, hypocrisy, or both? It's certainly arrogant. I don't doubt that the behavior of some Christians may have led some of the current "nones" to question religion but that is not the same thing as "creating" them. Then, there's the implication that belief is better than non-belief. Why do Osler and like-minded theists not see their assumption that being a "none" is somehow bad is not just arrogant but downright ignorant and bigoted?

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