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Anonymous asked: I follow this blog because it always reminds me why I don't follow religion. Every time I feel myself softening up and feeling some sympathy in the name of religion, I always come here and remind myself why I left in the first place. thank you.
Thank you for the message and I know exactly how you feel because I go through the cycle myself at times. It is one of those things that can change fairly quickly at times. I do try to explore all aspects of religion so often times I can run in a long string of positive stories, a church funding a school some place in Africa, a family that lost their home in a fire being given charity to get back on their feet, sometimes after reading so many of them I can almost get drawn in to it. Then I take a moment to remind myself that these are stories of human and interest and charity, a reflection of the ability people have to do good and be good, not a reflection of the religion. Usually after that it will only take a few good Hitch rants or a few minutes of looking at international news to remind me of why religion is vile.