Badger Bob wrote:It has certainly made for an uncomfortable few days for me, having to put up with scorn and ridicule from the atheist taliban at work. It has also driven a wedge between me and the few Christians who were previously friendly but now see me as just as much a threat as the atheists after reading the Daily Mail hatchet job.
It has also made me question whether I want to be associated with something trying to become established as a religion. I have always had ambiguous feelings about the religious/spiritual-philosophical side of things and the current trends seem to be painting me into a corner in which I do not wish to be stuck.
Interesting comment Bob about all this.
For years there has been much discussion about equalities, rights to people to believe what they want, support who they wish and hold their own views.
And yet, one commission gives the TDN the right to claim tax relief and we're plunged back into the dark ages - made worse by the Daily Mail article. Whilst that woman was ranting about the "good times" it made me think: why should I worry about what she (and people like her) think?
I do wonder sometimes if articles like that are deliberately troll like to wind up people... but also to boost DM's online viewing count and news sales as everyone gets hold of the article to read (and be offended).
As for me - I think it's great TDN got the tax relief; it's a shame that in order to do so they've had to compromise the freedoms of belief within its members.