Thursday, May 11, 2017

Atheist Russian blogger gets suspended sentence

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39881444

Respect, it seems, is a concept that is completely alien to the atheist activist. Trying to explain that one can disagree, even strongly, while being respectful is like trying to explain elementary calculus to a sloth. With this understanding, what other outcome could be realistically expected in this Russian blogger's case? I'm actually quite surprised that the sentence was suspended, and I suspect that the blogger will be back at his "game" in no time, foolishly believing that he's standing up for some good cause. He certainly could be, but not, in my opinion, by playing Pokemon Go in a church.

I will never concede that hatred is a part of the toolbox of reason. When do we stop the hate and start the dialogue?