Part 1 featured a whole bunch of disclaimers. Here’s another:
1) I am not opposed to religion. I have spent more years than I care to admit to studying the religions of the world. I know that they hold value for those who subscribe to them and I very much understand how they can offer a framework that provides stability in the face of the unstable and hope in situations of hopelessness.
Emotionally, I understand the comfort in having something like that as a foundation to life. The fact that I don’t have the luxury of belief and comfort has not made me angry, or bitter, or lacking in something fundamentally human. People are going to believe as they wish, and, provided that it does not interfere in any way with the rights and freedoms of their fellow human beings or our progression and evolution as we seek to…
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