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July 14, 2010

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Is an Apology Enough?

(Re: "I'm Sorry" is Not Enough for the Gay Community, Humanist Network News, July 07, 2010.)

I disagree a bit with Hemant's objection to some Christians who apologize for the Church's position on homosexuality. It's not always easy to honestly put yourself in someone else's place, so I tried to imagine how I would feel if the apology was directed to atheists in order to evaluate more honestly how it would affect me…

And in truth, that is enough. Well that, and leaving me alone. I don't care if those apologizing think my belief is wrong. I don't care if they believe I am going to hell. That is their right. I just want their nose out of my business and out of the legal system.

–Jay, New Jersey