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Comment: Re:Point Missed (Score 1) 1328

by Sun Chi (#33472254) Attached to: Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

And the differences are meaningful, and often important, but rarely worth the vitriol and venom that goes into articulating them.

Belief in a magical man in the sky, whatever flavor and variation that belief comes in, is one difference worth a great deal of vitriol and venom from atheists. This is especially clear given how actions by believers in support of their religion, often to the intentional detriment of non-believers, negatively affect people around the world physically, emotionally, and intellectually. And before the obvious rebuttal, no amount of good done by religious people absolves the institution of the ills done in its name.

Comment: Re:The Golden Mean (Score 1) 1328

by Sun Chi (#33472194) Attached to: Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

Things we are deeply certain about generate very little in the way of zealotry

This might be true in the case of atheism if there wasn't a vast majority of people totally certain about the exact opposite, to the point where it interferes in the rationally thinking person's daily life. Until that is no longer the case, I hope people continue being as strong and vocal supporters of atheism as they can personally afford.

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