- Feb 28, 2009
I know the question was asked, but I think this example is going to be lost on those who aren't atheist. Most of those who are using religion to show Long's weakness are not atheist, but 'non-religious spiritual' and ATR. Both of these groups are against muslim and christianity anyway and espousing a return to the native religions.... and how does that keep one from being a predator? I'on know. You can hide behind ANY religion, including ATR and spiritualism. You can warp ANY religion and get a skewed or gross interpretation of any religion. If you are a predator or pervert, you can be one in ANY religion.
I think I get where you coming from, and I was going to use the atheism as a example like you did. Me being atheist would be a bit upset if someone used atheism to say this is why a person is a predator, amoral, a pervert, lack ethics, compassion, a knowing of right or wrong, given to irresponsibility and criminal behavior because that what atheist are and what they do - because that doesn't describe every atheist and it certainly doesn't describe me. Many atheist have a knowing sense of morality, justice, right & wrong, ethics, compassion, and are responsible.
If I were christian, I'm sure... like the adherents of any other religion, I would hate for bad apples to be used as example of how bad my religion is. ......
This needed repeating, IMO.