hardinparamedic: Waldo Pepper: eggrolls: Waldo Pepper: weltallica: THIS WOMANIS NOWA TARGET.She's gonna need all the help she can get. It is still unsafe to publically admit you're an atheist in America 2013.how many americans are attacked/killed early for publicly admitting to being an atheist?Well, that didn't take much effort:http://www.abc27.com/story/16986440/midstate-judge-rules-against-att ac k-on-atheist-in-costumeWasn't for coming out as an atheist but a Muslim man comes off the curb extremely offended at Muhammed being depicted in this way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCD2wigqFUknot really a threat was ithttp://disinfo.com/2010/12/atheist-speakers-assaulted-at-hawaii-stat e- capital-for-objecting-to-senate-prayer-video/Not a single example of someone being attacked for publicly admitting they are an atheist.weak examplesWaldo Pepper: eggrolls: It took me an extra 30 seconds to locate a fatality.http://www.examiner.com/article/soldier-shot-and-killed-for-being-an -a theisthearsay and motive never proven.[blogs.vso.org.uk image 300x240]
RealFarknMcCoy2: I had to laugh at this:Nemo's Brother: A lot of douchebags in this thread. I"m sure you are not friends with many people because of your atheism. There's no way it can be because you're unpleasant assholes. Nope. Its religion.Followed directly by this:billybobtoo: enjoy your stay in hell...Yeah, it's the atheists who are douchebags. Riiiiiight.
log_jammin: Mystery Vortex: atheists are every bit as judgmental and sanctimonious as evangelical Christianswhen you paint with a very broad brush, you can cover the canvas very quickly.
eggrolls: Waldo Pepper: weltallica: THIS WOMANIS NOWA TARGET.She's gonna need all the help she can get. It is still unsafe to publically admit you're an atheist in America 2013.how many americans are attacked/killed early for publicly admitting to being an atheist?Well, that didn't take much effort:http://www.abc27.com/story/16986440/midstate-judge-rules-against-att ac k-on-atheist-in-costumehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCD2wigqFUkhttp://disinfo.com/2010/12/atheist-speakers-assaulted-at-hawaii-stat e- capital-for-objecting-to-senate-prayer-video/
Mystery Vortex: The great irony is that atheists are every bit as judgmental and sanctimonious as evangelical Christians, and they have no idea. Yet they claim to be of superior intelligence. What a farce.
Techhell: Evilhippie: stryed: I can't believe that, in this day and age, there are still atheists and believers.It takes a lot more courage to say "I don't know, but let's find out", and to constantly juggle possible hypotheses on existence while we can.I think you'll find that most atheists define themselves as not being able to disprove the existence of a god or gods, but rather say that the evidence presented makes it highly improbably they exist. In fact much like most religious feel about just about any other god than the one(s) they happen to believe in.I think in that way many atheists actually have been on a long journey down the path you describe as "I don't know, but let's find out". In fact studies show that atheists as a group generally know more about religion and the religious scriptures than those who define themselves as religious. I think this is directly linked to a more inquisitive nature among most atheists compared to most religious.I think you're right... except in the same way that most Christians are pretty much "Do unto others" sorts of Christians. Which most people quite like, because they're quite willing to say "You're an atheist? Could you watch my kids on Sunday night while my husband and I are at a church function? We'll watch yours on Tuesday night in return?". Most atheists are quite willing to say that they can't disprove the existence of the supernatural and leave it at that.The atheists that we generally hear from in the media are the atheists who say "There Is No God! You're Stupid For Believing In God!" just like we generally hear the Christians who say "Did you just say "Happy Holidays"? STOP OPPRESSING ME!". Nice, polite, well reasoned and reasonable people just don't make the 24hr news cycle, sort of like how only the most flamboyant of the posters here get things heated. The ones who are reasonable and polite we just read, nod in agreement, maybe press "Smart", and go on. It's the ones we think of as idiots that we reply to.
QuestingWolf: Its nice to see people lend a hand, but over $80k in two days to rebuild. My brother died, his family is having financial problems, and after two weeks less than $1000. It would be nice to see help of this magnitude go their way.http://www.gofundme.com/2uomq0
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