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Posted By: Les in Chorlton
27-Jan-05 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
As a faily militant atheist I recognise the contribution that people of various faiths have made to the general cause of justice, not least the Christians and the Jews of the Civil rights movement and a wide collection of faiths in India, other parts of Asia, and Africa.

The problem I have with religion is its basic unilateralism. People within faith groups seem to choose what to believe and what not without the need for a basis in generally accepted knowledge.

This makes it difficult for them to relate to other faiths and us of no faith. Clearly we can work together in specific causes but dig a bit deeper and we will be at least confused.