From The God Delusion,

July 9, 2007

As long as we accept the principle that religious faith must be respected simply because it is religious faith, it is hard to withhold respect from the faith of Osama bin Laden and the suicide bombers. The alternative, one so transparent that is should need no urging, is to abandon the principle of automatic respect for religious faith.
There are many quotable passages in this book, but this has to be one of my favorites for its sheer simplicity.

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