"You have been removed from The North Shore Stargazers.
The person who removed you said:
Sorry, but I did not realize that you are an atheist. Being a Catholic, we would not be good company for each other."
You hear about this kind of thing, but to coin a phrase, I never thought it would happen to me.
Imagine my surprise getting thrown out of a meet-up I thought was for people who share a passion for the cosmos. (the irony that many of our renown star-gazes have been atheists seems to be lost on this gentleman.)
I won't post my response, because I'm ashamed to say I didn't use the teachable moment nearly as well as Zach would .
But I am sending a plea out to my community for my most important belief: Tolerance. Intolerance and prejudice is destructive in every community, including our own. It starts with nonsense like this, and goes rapidly downhill from there.
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