I was just wondering what you guys think of the difference between the two countries when it comes to religion. From my perspective, I've always been an atheist but since moving to the US I'm much more active. I'm not sure if this is because I discovered the work of Dawkins, Harris, Hitch and the rest or if it's because religion is so much more in your face in this country. But I do know that atheists are pretty despised down here. Which seems quite different from how the climate is in Canada. 

 

Anyway, what do you think? Is it easier/more respectable to be an atheist in Canada? 

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yeah. i mean i'm in LA so it's not THAT bad. but i know there are places in this country where it's still pretty awful for people who don't drink the kool-aid.
Definitely way easier than what I've heard about in the States. If a religious person found out I was atheist they would probably just shake their heads and say jokingly that I can't really be serious.
I would definitely say it's different. Opposite ends of the scale, really. Canadian's have a more European percentage of atheists and (I find) are more understanding. Its the difference between "Freedom of Religion" vs. "Freedom from Religion". (Which, interesting side note, is why we came to this half of the world...)

As an American, I can clarify :) Atheists are considered vile and anarchists in the U.S. I know, because I am one of them. It is better if you live in a big city, but in the country, where I am... it's rough. 

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