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INTOLERANCE: Pitts got it right

Letter by Norm Eklund, Bonney Lake on March 4, 2011 at 8:53 am | 11 Comments »
March 4, 2011 9:35 am

Re: ‘Atheists and fundamentalists can be equally intolerant (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 3-3).

To further Pitts’ point, consider the statement by Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg: “Anything that we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done and may be our greatest contribution to civilization.”

Fellow atheist Sam Harris comments: “We can no longer afford the luxury of political correctness.”

These assertions indicate the atheists are upping the ante in the war of words with fundamentalists. Where might it end? With both sides ratcheting up the rhetoric to the point of mutually assured destruction? One can only hope.

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