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When You Sound Like What You Hate

From a post by someone explaining why he isn't a "friendly" atheist.

Fundamentalism cannot exist if we eliminate all religion, and to expect it to go away while moderate religiosity remains is a foolish endeavor indeed.

Doesn't this sort of eliminationist rhetoric sound just like the mullahs of the far right? Yeah, atheists have none of the pull of the religious in the political sphere, but does that excuse them acting just like their opponents? Just a total turnoff.