It's funny that I actually thought twice about posting this, nearly giving in to the fear of offending others in this forum.
Isn't that silly? Isn't this forum about free speech and the discussion/debate of all things religion? Are there aspects of religion that should be off-limits?
Ultimately, I believe (oops - I thought atheists don't believe in anything . . .) that it is our responsibility to uphold the free exchange of ideas and to challenge those things that strike us as wrong - such as the imposition of religious beliefs into the lives of those who do not subscribe to those beliefs. That happens more than we realize or are willing to admit.
So, I present this video by Pat Condell. Watch it if you are interested in having a discussion. Skip it if you are easily offended. If you are unable or unwilling to watch the video, please refrain from commenting. I am not interested in critiques of Mr. Condell's style. He is abrasive, and unapologetically so. I am more interested in discussing the ideas he presents.
I am most interested in discussing the idea that "truths" can and should be challenged. Those that are real truths can stand up to scrutiny. Those that cannot . . . well, how can we call them truths? Most importantly, should any discussion be banned? Should religious ideas be protected against free speech?Answer Question
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