The main objection I have to religion is not that otherwise sensible people believe in virgins giving birth, or holy spirits, or papal ‘infallibility’. If people want to believe in them let them get on with it. What I object to is that religion has become intrusive and political, and has been dictating part of the current U.S political agenda and increasingly the agendas of Muslim countries, where disaffected youth has turn to extreme religion.
In both parts of the world people believe that their religion and way of life is under threat.Â Muslims have a point . Western culture intrudes in many ways (including the military) without many benefits, except to elites.Â But in the United States as well you encounter the incredible notion that Christianity is under attack and is the subject of persecution. This is so ridiculous that, if it were not for the vast amounts of money being poured into this propaganda, one would have to laugh.
The people being discriminated against, if anyone, are the rational ones who do not believe in the infallibility of priests.
Epicureanism must stand for tolerance, but not at any cost!