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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 08:30 AM

96. Should I presume that was a rhetorical question?

Go to the Religion forum on DU, and you will see statements such as

I have long held that religious belief is delusional, and that persistent delusions are not the hallmark of mental health. That's not an insult. It's an observation. It is no more insulting than noting that eating disorders are unhealthy. It's a simple statement of fact. It might or might not be erroneous-- but that is not the same thing as "pejorative."


https://upload.democraticunderground.com/1218114774#post103

This poster is clearly saying that religious belief is a sign of mental illness. It is a common belief among DU atheists.

I was told by a moderator of that forum that saying, "This is atheistic bigotry" is worse than the original bigoted statement. Now, if I had said, "being a woman is a sign of mental disease", I would have been pilloried and rightly so. But saying "being a Christian is a sign of mental disease" is just fine.

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