Not to favor one belief in an imaginary friend over another, you can't judge a society's treatment of minorities by their religion. Religion is fantasy, not a thermometer of social tolerance. Idolizing a made-up woman is not empowerment. It's masturbating to a heavily airbrushed magazine cover.
Originally Posted by Naomi Ningishzidda
"Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."