Jun 14, 2019
Responding to a thoughtful listener’s letter attacking my views on marriage as “ridiculous”. Would we stand for a system that forces young people to undergo at least four years of religious indoctrination before getting on with their lives? Would we cruelly withhold jobs and employment from anyone brave enough to try and evade this brutal system of compulsory madrassas? Would we allow imams, clerics, and priests to impose their destructive dogmas on young minds? Of course not, right? But we do just that! Secular Fundamentalism is a religion; it’s a militant faith, a community of shared values, heresies and sacraments. Today’s modern secular fundamentalism has its fanatics and its saints and we force millions of tomorrow’s leaders into bowing down to its idols. The power of numbers over stories. Making important life decisions with our heads and never with our hearts. How to decide just who among us gets the rare and desirable resources we all covet.