white leftists are still shy about bashing new atheism because they can't afford to confront their own islamophobia


it's so much easier to say "I hate all organised religions" than it is to examine white Christianity with the critical framework that it deserves (an explicitly anti-colonial one) and that's why so many white leftists go with that islamophobic shortcut

When I hear white leftists say "I hate/have problems with all religions" my rational brain is telling me that they're just venting frustration about their Christian upbringing but thats completely covered by the blaring of my self-preservation alarms

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@garfield it is much easier to treat religion as some external force that you have managed to cast off instead of identifying the cultural assumptions baked into your culture's religion(s) that you have internalized

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