Atheist Meme of the Day: The Validity of Criticism

Scarlet letter Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!

If it’s okay to say, “Your belief that the Sun orbits the Earth isn’t consistent with the evidence,” why isn’t it okay to say, “Your belief that consciousness is animated by an immaterial soul isn’t consistent with the evidence”? If the first is a valid criticism of an untenable hypothesis, why is the second disrespectful religious bigotry? Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across.

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