, Salem, MA


July 12, 2013

Letter: Atheists can be just as intolerant as believers


Although I agree that all belief systems should be intellectually scrutinized, changing the holy texts doesn’t scrutinize them, it allows man to redefine morality. If the texts aren’t intellectually credible, why not simply abandon that system? If the teachings weren’t valid before, why do they become more valid after we change them? Where does our moral framework originate? The real question we should be asking is not how we can modify a belief system to fit today’s cultural preferences, but which belief system has justified its truth claims throughout history.

Charles Danforth Jr.





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