Aggressive Religionism

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#1 Mar 31, 2013
Ex-Archbishop Lord Carey laughably criticised the UK's "I do do God" PM for failing to counter 'aggressive secularism'....
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-new...
(The 'promise' is also alienating for UK republicans)

Secularism is all-inclusive. It isn't aggressive secularism or militant atheism that should be of any concern. It is aggressive religionism regarding political and social questions.

The UK is lumbered with a Scout Promise that encourages children to lie by implying they believe in a god(s)....
http://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources...

Some religionists and some church leaders also support having 26 unelected clerics in the upper house.

Religion = superstition
It's divisive and more trouble than its worth.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Mar 31, 2013
Of course, the countries without a strong secular tradition are afflicted particularly badly...

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/475bc782-9959-11e2-...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Aan
"The Islamic Society Forum, a coalition of Islamist groups, stated that the potential five-year sentence was not enough, and that Alexander should be executed."
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#3 Mar 31, 2013
I read on one website that a ram and (another incident) a cow successfully killed the people who were trying to sacrifice them (in religious festival or ritual). Occasionally, it's difficult not to feel more sympathy for the animals than their would-be slaughterers.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mid...

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