That it is completely possible to attack a religion’s grip on society as well their oppressive actions without having to attack the religion’s beliefs and the reasoning of their believer’s in and of itself.
Like, you can tell a practicing Catholic how wrong it is for the Church to lobby against same-sex marriage without trying to make them feel bad fore being a person of faith at the same time, and still manage to get the point across.
The thing is, some Catholics may listen, some may not. Here’s the thing, they’re all individuals!
And no, being a person of faith does not automatically assume that they are illogical/slaves to their religion.
And no, just reading the Bible does not give you a perfect understanding of Christianity, it give you an understanding of The Bible, and chances are it’s not going to be perfect. If the people who actually believe in the book are having trouble deciding what it means, what are the chances that a person who has no vested interest in, is going to understand/care what’s in it?
Christianity is made up hundreds, literally hundreds of different sects, each with their own culture and Biblical interpretation.
And each of those sects are filled with people of various levels religious observance. And they are all individuals.
So if you want to attack a religion’s grip on society feel free, you have every right and I’ll be right beside you. But if the only way you feel comfortable doing that is by trying to crush someone’s religious belief, then you’re doing it wrong and you can miss me with that bullshit.
Agnostic atheist cosigning.
And if you are an atheist and want to debate this, my askbox is open. I don’t promise to be nice to you about it though.