Aunite Pinko on “nasty atheists”

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This “Ask Auntie Pinko” column at DU is one of the better things to come out of a column that is regularly a joy to read. She answers an inquiry about “the kind of nasty atheists who insult religion” with tact, humor, and insight:

A religious person shouldn’t expect an atheist to express respect for their religious symbols and certainly not accept or tolerate them in a sphere where religion doesn’t belong (such as in a public or government institution.) An atheist, on the other hand, shouldn’t expect people of faith to refrain from expressing their faith anywhere except hidden behind closed doors to avoid offending atheists. And both should try to compromise or find middle ground in integrating the historical and cultural role of faith into the larger context of contemporary life.


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