The pernicious thing about religious zealots is that they can’t merely be happy to experience their own zeal, but feel compelled to force their zeal onto everyone else. Here in the United States, Donald Trump is leading a movement of zealous Christians who want to
Go ahead and be as radical as you like. Radicalism isn’t the problem. Thoughts don’t hurt people. Behaviors do, and the act of confronting violence by people whose ideology you share may be the most radical behavior you’re capable of.
In 2012, Representative Pete Stark of California was the lone Congressional representative with the courage to speak at the Reason Rally, an assembly of people from across the country in Washington, DC to assert the right of political participation for people without religious faith. As Rep.