Gentle Reader, I would like to inform you that I now have A Rule for commenters. Oh, okay, make it a strong guideline.
If I publish a post on the very general topic of religion, please be aware that what I'm inviting discussion of is the effect of religion on the world. When I say, for instance, that I'm talking about worship of gods, I am not talking specifically of the Abrahamic god.
I am not, as many Christian commenters seem to think, talking specifically about Christianity.
You may see the Christian religion as a special case, because you happen to believe it to be The One True Religion, but I don't, and nor do all those believers in other books and other gods. It is, I must say, frightfully presumptuous, and quite egotistical of you to assume that I'm singling Christianity out, when I didn't even mention it.
If I mean a piece to be specifically directed at Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Jainism, Mormonism, Wicca, Hinduism, Scientology, or the worship of Bo Diddley's third-best guitar, I will say so.
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