I'm all for 'militant' atheism. It's militant atheism I have a problem with.
Pointing out the flaws and contradictions in religious belief, championing secularism, and fighting against faith-based initiatives being forced into the public sphere - these are wholly rational endeavors.
Supporting acts of war against countries dominated by religious factions because of the belief that they should be 'democratized', 'modernized', and 'brought into the 21st century' - as if Anglo-American society at all resembles a model we should be fighting to spread - that is irrationality in its worst display.
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