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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Kind of got pulled into religion by default, like a lot of people. The first threads started to unravel on a camping holiday, aged 13, run by Christians. They were basically good people, but when I asked the perfectly reasonable question "Who created god?", I was aggressively slapped down and told it wasn't a question I was allowed to ask. I gave up on the notion of god soon after.
Age
36-40
Why are you here?
To enter debates in a civil fashion, with the hope of being challenged, and of challenging others. Look, it is very, very easy to upset a believer. It is much, much harder to make them scrutinise and question their beliefs...
The religion you left
Christian
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Book burning...

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 4:17am 55 Comments

Ok, the first thing that I have to stress is that I do not approve or support in any way the attention seeking Christians in America who wish to publicly burn the Koran; it is needlessly provocative, and could cause a lot of trouble for other people.



But, there is the rub.



See, if some Muslims (and, no, I am not suggesting all Muslims are the same) got up in arms about it and decided to retaliate in a proportionate way (ie, burn a few bibles), I would have no issues with it… Continue

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