I’ve been doing a little research lately into the use of common, happy atheist terms, like “reason”. Here’s a truly hideous example of how the vague word “reason” can be used as a tool to advocate for great evils. Did you know that kidnapping, torturing, and murdering people is the only way to get others to recognize the virtue of rational thought?
The St. Louis Intelligencer newspaper ran an editorial in 1854 which called for the reopening of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. pic.twitter.com/FFd9FB3nfe
— Liam Hogan (@Limerick1914) June 18, 2021
Bonus points for treating reason and religion as equivalent enlightened phenomena.