Roger, on the AFA forum, posted a link to The Bulletin’s article “Religion: Is God Real?”. A well written piece which covers both sides of the argument. Many religious people ask why atheists are sometimes so vocal and anti-god, and why, if we don’t believe in god, do we talk so much about religion. I think this quote from the article sums it up quite well:
In its most practical form, the argument between atheists and the faithful is about public life and private belief. When you press many atheists, you find they are at their most ferocious and passionate when they think religion is playing too large a role – or any role – in politics or the classrooms or the labs or the courts.
I don’t want to start an argument on whether you think God is real or not, but I would be interested on your opinion of the above quote. Is this what most atheists want, or do you want to get rid of religion completely? Are the religious people happy to keep their beliefs to themselves and stay out of politics, schools, labs and the courts?
As I said on the forum:
You keep religion out of my life, and I’ll stay out of your church.