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Re: [bostonatheists] (Yet another) plea for tolerance

From: Norm
Sent on: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:05 PM
Religion fosters prejudice against people of no religious faith. It also fosters prejudice to a lesser degree towards people of a different faith. There may be many reasons why one may not believe in a God, but I am sure that one convincing pieces of evidence is that a god would not support such prejudice.


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From: Tamar <[address removed]>
To: bostonatheists-list <[address removed]>
Sent: Sat, Aug 18,[masked]:41 pm
Subject: [bostonatheists] (Yet another) plea for tolerance

"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.

Tamar






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