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than an outspoken Atheist?
(in many, many ways)
religion: easily the biggest cause of conflict and intolerance in history, atheism: just trying to resist it, which makes it morally far superior.
I actually really admire people like dawkins, especially agree with his stance on how wrong it is to force religion on children
and that could use any other massive ideological force as much as they could religion, like the mass media?
Though I also agree with what you're saying, to an extent
I don't think the authorities are the cause, they play on existing prejudices of their followers.
I think things like the media, patriotism, political scape goating of many kinds etc can also stir up conflict, but religion has been the biggest and probably will always be the biggest just because people believing god is on their side is a powerful thing
and then say something which really isn't all that bad.
I guess what I'm saying is that DiSers are worse.
to a moderately sized audience