Orthodoxy and the Limits of Being Human

Is inclusion in a religiously homogeneous community a good thing? Can orthodoxy suffocate? A Jewish atheist writes:

I grew up in a very modern Modern Orthodox community. But what I experienced was not a community courageously combining modernity with its sacred beliefs, but one threatened by reality.

... Is it moral to shun a person for deciding that your religion isn't for them? To pretend that they never existed? People like Feldman and me are as worthy of love and respect as anyone else is. That our very existence is a threat to your worldview is no excuse for the way you treat us.

It's a response to this piece by Noah Feldman.