I am, by nature, a conciliatory sort of person. I want to be low-key, i want to please. When I post in the obnoxiousness category, I feel self-conscious, as if I have no business — and I worry that friends of mine with spiritual beliefs might be offended. But then I read something like this and I realize that obnoxiousness is an absolutely necessary response to the evils of organized religion. It is vitally important to speak out against religious extremism in all its forms, against those who abuse their power over others, whether they are parents, priests, or political activists seeking to impose their beliefs on others.