One of my favorite American disasters is “tolerance”.
Specifically, our tolerance of religious quackery.
The “non-religious” folks are guilty of perpetrating their share of superstitious hocus.
Here’s some that came from an enlightened humanist.
As a rational thinker, I believe in the equality of all humans here on earth, that all faith-based systems hold equal weight (they are the imaginations of humankind, created to explain the explainable and form divisions among societies), and that we are all bound for the same destiny, which is back to nature.
I’m suspicious when you tell me you are a “rational thinker”.
Do you lack confidence in your dialogue to lead me to that conclusion?
Using just the evidence of your thoughts, I might think you’re irrational?
You didn’t have a strong start when you said, “I believe in the equality of all humans here on earth…”
Obviously, this is not true.
Humans are different sizes, genders, colors, ages, nationalities, and have differing capacities for rational thought.
There are no rational standards by which all humans are equal.
Unless you are referring to something spiritual like…
…that’s not it because “all faith-based systems hold equal weight (they are the imaginations of humankind…)”
You have constructed a flawless specimen of a “self-defeating statement”.
If ALL faith-based systems are equal that includes your faith in rational thought.
Rationality isn’t something that can be measured, tested or proven.
Trusting that your mind is reasoning correctly is an act of pure faith.
Your statement, “…we are all bound for the same destiny, which is back to nature…”
That isn’t rational thought either.
It’s faith-based guessing.
Which, as you said yourself…
…comes from your imagination…
…is equal to all other faith-based systems…
…and forms divisions in society.
I’m pointing out these errors so you’ll be able to spot them yourself in the future.
You can’t just tell me you’re a rational thinker.
You’ve gotta provide some evidence.