My journey through modern evolutionary theory, graduate/professional school, and life. In other words a shmorgishborg of borgish morg.
Did you hear about the Ivory Coast massacre on March 29? 800 dead due to "inter-communal violence". Sad indeed.D
I suppose it raises the question of whether intolerance against religion is bad per se or whether it is bad only if the intolerance is, itself, also religiously-motivated. Does your Reason #87 apply to a situation where an atheist advocates the destruction or elimination of religious beliefs?
Anonymous, I hope I'm understanding you correctly. I don't think that advocating the elimination of certain beliefs is the same thing as advocating the burning of books. If you mean forced elimination of beliefs that I would say that is similar and is not a good idea. The atheism of communism tried this and it didn't work very well. It must be a personal choice. I do call for the "destruction" of certain beliefs because they are simply bad ideas. I don't want to prevent access at all, just decrease the frequency in which these bad ideas are held dear in the population.Interesting first question. I have no idea. I must say though you sound like a lawyer to me. I don't think intolerance in always bad. I think being intolerant for the wrong reasons is bad. I guess I don't think intolerance toward religion is bad if it is for the right reasons.