Honestly, I’m extremely bored with the god/no god debate. I don’t care. Really, I don’t care. Believe whatever you want about god(s)(ess)(es). It doesn’t matter. Sure, I think it’s all a bit silly, and I don’t buy into it, but I know plenty of really smart people who do. And I know a few really smart skeptics who do… a couple who are even *gasp* Christians!
Unless you’re using your religion to spread evil – like killing your daughter for talking to the guy you didn’t choose as her husband or trying to pass blatantly bigoted laws denying groups of people their basic rights, or trying to teach my kid that dinosaurs were here just a few thousand years ago and that The Flintstones are based on a true story – really, just thinking that there might be a deity isn’t an intellectual crime in my mind.
Religion isn’t above scrutiny, but I don’t think it’s necessary to mock the religious and spew hatred at them for merely believing.
Michael Shermer just wrote a whiny article on not beating up the believers, but I really loved Brian Thompson’s article over at Amateur Scientist, and highly recommend you read it after answering today’s quest
What’s your take on the atheists vs religious “war”? Do you think we should be more tolerant? Do you think we should be less tolerant? Does it matter?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.