And the hate rolls on…

Cabinet minister Sajid Javid becomes latest MP to receive abusive ‘Punish a Muslim’ letter

Threatening letters have also been sent to Westminster offices of four Labour MPs

Now, I have no belief in in, orĀ  love of religion. The entire religious enterprise, whichever sect is running it, is a gross mistake. Religion, as far as I am concerned, is a disaster. A fake. Totally bogus.

But that doesn’t apply exclusively to Islam. It applies to all religions. And here we have some bigots, most likely Christian, anti-immigrant, right-wingers, specifically targeting Muslims.

You know, it’s possible to disagree with a political or religious opinion without having a war about it. But what bigotry does is single out a single group for applied hatred.

Ok, I think Muslims are wrong, just as I thinkĀ  any religious believer is wrong. But that doesn’t mean mean I think any religious sect should be singled out for bigotry.

We don’t have to respect religious beliefs or accept them as true. But what we do have to do, whether we are atheist or beholden to some religious fantasy or another, is give other people the space and respect to come to their own conclusions. Yeah, maybe we think they are idiots.

But, and it’s a big but… if they don’t have the freedom to believe as they choose, then no-one has, including you and me. And that freedom to choose is so important, it has to include people who choose to disagree with what we think is true.

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