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"All things are wearisome, more than one can say." - Ecclesiastes 1:8

Friday, June 16, 2006

On prejudice (briefly): rationality and religion

Here's an interesting thought from Cyrus on Johann Hari's attitude to religion - prompted by the same article I referred to here.

His point is if you, like Hari, have an irrational loathing of religion, provided your hostility is an equal opportunities affair, this will be considered 'progressive'.

If, however, you should express your irrational preferences in the form of not even hating but simply preferring one religion to another, this makes you a reactionary bigot.

He doesn't think this makes much sense - and neither do I.

Good point.

Cyrus 1, Hari 0.