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Simon Blackburn (2) - Religion and Respect - Investigating Atheism
Blackburn's interesting and slightly cheeky ("Even Christians are human") article on what it might mean to respect someone's religion. He thinks there might be something in respecting emotions but not attitudes, and bemoans religious appropriation of the sacred. Contains quote from Hume which is another example of the way Hume seems to have had everyone's ideas before they did (this time on belief in belief).
religion  respect  simon-blackburn  philosophy  hume 
february 2010 by pw201
Comment is free: Religions don't deserve special treatment
A.C. Grayling puts the boot in, with an expansion of the currently familiar argument that religions do not deserve special respect
atheism  christianity  religion  politics  society  respect 
november 2006 by pw201
Douglas Adams' Speech at Digital Biota 2
Douglas Adams talks about religion, including parts about how the idea that religion should be respected is a defence mechanism
atheism  douglasadams  Adams  humour  respect 
october 2006 by pw201

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