I’m not criticizing religious faith so much as the evangelical impulse. The problem with Christianity is that it’s especially exclusive, meaning there are lots of Christians who think no non-Christian lifestyle is anywhere near good enough. It’s those conservative, Evangelical, intolerant and wildly-hypocritical Christians who bother me the most.

If you understand that religious faith isn’t supposed to be particularly rational, I don’t have much of an issue with your religion. But I think there’s nothing wrong with criticizing those theists who pretend that their religious beliefs are perfectly rational so they can deny there’s any reasonable alternative to Christianity. Those theists need a wake-up call.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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