Today is the day when U.S. has joined a growing list of theocracies, not unlike the ones in the Middle East or my country of birth - Poland. There is no denial that Christianity, with its multitude of sects and cults, including Catholicism, is no different that other religions that the Westerners so love to denigrate and showcase as backwards and fundamentalist. Today, as we move backwards, reducing progress that was taken for granted for generations, it is more apparent than ever before, that freedoms are not granted forever, but can be taken away swiftly, in the name of some ancients tales and myths that large parts of our societies choose to follow to make themselves feel better.
For those of us, who value freedom, rationality and who actually respect humanity in others, it is time to drop the façade and stop pretending that we support in any way those religious beliefs that constantly seek to harm others and continue to take away dignity of others.
As Steven Weinberg once said:
Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
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