Friday, March 05, 2010

"A year of anti-religious bigotry"

This short article is really worth reading. It illustrates well the degree to which anti-religious bigotry is on the rise in America. You have to read the entire article, however, or you miss the real point. Then, if you think "this doesn't apply to me" you should remember the words of Martin Niemoller, a theologian who lived in Hitler's Germany:
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.

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