Discussion by: kbalaHello all,
I am amazed at the level of patience that Prof Dawkins or
Daniel Dennett or Sam Harris have when dealing with superstition &
ignorance. I live in England and I am fortunate enough to not run into
irrational people that often. But it is a completely different story when I visit my
home country, India. I seem to lose my patience more & snap at
people lot more. That too, in a country that has incomparable levels of
poverty, subjugation & injustice. The last census put the percentage
of rationalist/atheists in India at 7%. So one comes across a lot more
morons in everyday life on an average in India than, say in Europe or
As I am getting older, I am
getting grumpier and impatient. I cant seem to tolerate irrational
statements or attitudes. I am getting more confrontational about
traditional & religious beliefs of others.
How do you deal with this issue? Or is it not an issue for you? Where do you find your patience?