Greet article from Jerry Coyne. One thing I do like about many atheists, even the militant ones, is that they have a high value on classic liberalism, such as civil discourse.
My view, which I try to promote on this site, is that you can disagree with someone without insulting their looks, their family, or (especially) wishing that they were dead.
I won’t put up with that kind of incivility on Facebook, and I try to keep it to a minimum on this site. You may disagree with me, of course, but please don’t tell me that I should keep people as friends (even “Facebook friends”) who wish for the illness and death of others. You can do what you want on your own Facebook page. I don’t get pleasure out of pondering the illness and death of anyone—even Trump—and if you foster these sentiments on this website, you’ll most likely be bounced.
What if that was the world we lived in? That would be a better world.