If a family don’t respect their atheist members enough to have gatherings in places and settings where everyone feels welcome, what all the kids will pick up on, then, is that’t is OK to treat atheist relatives (and atheists in general) with less amount of respect and love than that afforded to everyone else
The problem is not taking a belief to an extreme, but the fact that said belief is extremist in itself — a football referee or a poker player can be very purist with the rules, a ‘extremist’ if you like, and he will never kill anyone because that is simply not in his book.
“When people pray before meals and you sit there wondering what you should do?”
I start eating. I don’t respect religious beliefs.
I know I’m stating the obvious, but over at Why Evolution Is True, Jerry Coyne asks his readers two questions…
By César Marín:
Apparently, the Guarani-Kaiowá tribe of Brazil was stripped of its cemetery land, tekoha, considered ‘sacred’ and they lost the battle…