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Hatred Is Not a Religious Belief

I couldn’t have said this any better. We need more tolerance and understanding in the world, not more fighting.

Even though I’m an atheist, I acknowledge how religion can be a comfort to believers, but when their faith begins to harm others…

Claire LaZebnik

I don’t usually write about religion. I’m not the kind of person who wades into areas fraught with potential peril. I’m the kind of person who flees from fraught. But I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. So here goes.

I think people should be free to believe whatever they want. They should get to worship whatever god or goddess or many gods they believe in, alone or with others who want to join them. They should also get to NOT worship if they choose to, and their morality should never be questioned because of that choice. People should all be judged by their actions, not by their professed beliefs.

I will fight to defend anyone’s right to believe and practice what he wants to, so long as his religion doesn’t impinge on anyone else’s.

People should be allowed to practice their own religious beliefs in peace.

What people should NOT allowed to do is marginalize, disenfranchise, persecute, abuse or harm…

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2 thoughts on “Hatred Is Not a Religious Belief

  1. Claire on said:

    Thanks for the reblog, Jen!

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  2. No problem. You said it much more eloquently than I would have.

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