"I am Australian and it is no big deal to be an Atheist here. Our Prime Minister is an Atheist AND Female.
I just happen to be born here, bad luck if one is born into a relgious society/country.
@ Brad just has to look at the 13/17 year olds, trying…"
"@Heather your arguments get sillier and more desperate as a result of deep bitterness and hostility to those that question the ethics of animal slaughter.
The Government in this country and many others promote marriage becuse they believe it…"
"You are flogging it to death. Suggesting that removing a prohibition will result in creating an obligation is ridiculous - but I wouldn't expect anymore from you. You are terrified that 'the meat industry' sits in a dark…"
"Kris. I don't want to flog this to death. I would support gay marriage, no question. But is pointless discussing whether a change in the law would or would not change behaviour when we can clearly see that even with it as a prospect, behaviour…"
"If you are an intelligent student and you research atheists reasons to non faith effectively enough, you too will have a reverse epiphany, an awakening as such. I hope you do for your sake because if you do you will be able to enjoy life much more…"
"Your argument are based on hatred towards a particular religion, take a rest and think more on it.
this law is approved by the government to handle sparks that currently existed among the public.
This country is not your beloved full of justice…"
"Archaeopteryx, the answer to your second question is: nearly none. Consider for a moment what everyone is taught: that when you grow up and fall in love, you marry that one special person.
Why does no one realize that gays and lesbians are…"
"@Kris. I don't agree with the arguement wither. It may be hypocritical, who knows. But it is coherent. The state can and does influence behaviour through the laws it passes and there are some members of the gay community who are concerned that…"
"That's why I didn't advise just following the NT but also stopping the hate-spewing. True there needs to be even more admonitions but if we can get them to at least start with ending the vile bile, cool."
"In fact (light bulb!), I wonder if we could sponsor an atheist to do just that? What if we could even start an official Atheist Political Party? And run as many APP candidates at once as possible in every state that has a law against atheists in…"
"Brad, I think it's great that you're asking.
In addition to the specific anecdote I shared as a reply elsewhere on this thread, the biggie for me is the accusation that as an atheist, I must have no moral compass. This has come up more…"
"Unfortunately, the new testament has its share of garbage (mostly from Paul). And in spite of some of the decent Jesus stuff, Jesus also said not one little bit of the law (OT) would go away until the end of heaven and earth."
Writing "the religion I left was atheism" on your profile, makes me seriously doubt that you were ever really an atheist or that you ever really understood the basic definition of the word. "a-theism" means "without religion." By definition it CAN'T be a religion, just like asexuality can't be called a sexual orientation; it would just be silly. Perhaps you were just being facetious or something, but such comments show a profound ignorance about atheism. There's nothing wrong with that, but you can't exactly claim to have been an atheist if you don't even know what the word means.