At the societal level, this desire to maintain one’s honor and hence avoid shame is intimately linked to the control of women’s sexuality.
There are endless instantiations of moral, compassionate, and kind acts that are committed by atheists.
Notwithstanding the silly attempts by some to draw equivalences between religion and atheism, they are non-overlapping concepts.
One’s religious beliefs should not exist in an impenetrable and inviolable bubble wherein they are protected from criticism or scrutiny.
Once one enters the public sphere, religious beliefs are not protected from scrutiny, debate, criticism, and ridicule.
Few people are as well-situated to speak about the laudable benefits of a humane immigration policy than me.
Rational discourse and the scientific method are the means by which enlightened societies resolve their debates.
It is incumbent on all people living in the West to contribute in defending the liberties that previous generations fought hard to garner.