Sunday, November 29, 2009

Atheists: yes, we’re intolerant, and proud of it

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Only, the difference between us and actual bigots is that we are intolerant towards intolerance, ie. racism, homophobia, sexism, antisemitism, and etc.. In his latest video/rant, Pat Condell illustrates this point perfectly. His language and imagery may admittedly be rather harsher than anything I generally use, but the basic meaning is the same.

Damn, I wish I had his eloquence.

I think this is blatantly obvious, but just in case: yes, of course, that bit about atheists being “intolerant towards intolerance” is a general statement and does not apply to all. Though, it certainly is something people, atheists or not, should aspire to. There’s nothing wrong with loathing the irrational and pervasive hatred of others for no reason.

(via Diaphanitas)
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