Religion without a church? Humanism almost qualifies

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/12/religion-humanism-atheism?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

They could have taken on militant religion, exposed its texts, decried its doctrines and found arguments to persuade young British men not to go to Syria and slaughter “heretics”. But religious fanatics might have retaliated. Instead, they chose the safe option of attacking the phantom menace of militant atheists, who would never harm them. Leaving all philosophical and moral objections aside, they have been the most awful cowards.

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