[quote author=“Anonymous”]I have a question, and I would like a secularist’s honest opinion. When evidence is compiled against Christianity – for example racism in the church, witch burnings, and public discrimination against other religions - is the criticism against organized religion or religious thought and beliefs as a whole?
I’m only asking because I see more evidence against religion based upon organizations and not upon the philosophies and ideologies that make up that religion.
Since I’m a Christian, you aren’t asking me and I won’t stand in the way of your question.
I’d merely like to add that I think getting clear what we’re talking about is definitely essential. Try not using the word ‘religion’ and see if you can still articulate what you mean. If we can’t, probably all we’re doing is sticking a stereotype on something. Just my tip, for what its worth. Clarity is always worth cultivating. The things we want to believe are the things that will lead us astray.
Best of luck getting a decent answer.
All the best,