By Benjamin Corey at Patheos
“It’s such a waste of perfectly good brain cells when bias leads us to dismissiveness and over-generalization, especially in the world of literature. But hey, people do this with Shakespeare too, because dismissiveness is easier than seeking understanding.
“… I don’t think the average atheist is actually that unsophisticated. Instead, I would invite a little more honesty: When you call the Bible a “fairy tale” you’re not saying it because you believe it’s actually in the same literary genre as Shrek, you’re using the word as a pejorative for the simple purpose of being a %#@! about things. And I’m sorry, but I don’t see anything morally or intellectually superior about that. It’s ignorant, close-minded, and completely dismissive of windows into ancient history. In fact, such attitudes remind me of how easy it is for any of us (myself included) to so blindly become the very thing we claim to hate.”