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Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flash Kellish Nov 23, 2011. 6 Replies

A recent Gallup poll stated some 7%-8% of American's don't believe in god. The first time Gallup asked this question was back in 1944 when only 1% of American answered "No". This grows the Atheist…Continue

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Flash Kellish replied to Eric Wichman's discussion 'Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?'
Nov 23, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'Why does Faith Trump Intelligence?'
"Faith doesn't trump intellect. Faith trumps reason. This is why smart people can be religious, their faith allows them to turn off the reasonable part of their brain long enough to believe in something they cannot see, hear, touch, or smell.…"
Jun 18, 2011
Philip Jarrett replied to Eric Wichman's discussion 'Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?'
"The problem is organization.  A political force is not determined by the actual numbers, otherwise we would have had political equality for women written into the Constitution.  Don't get much higher than 50 % of the population, do…"
Jun 18, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to Eric Wichman's discussion 'Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?'
"Joyce, the poll did ask other questions. Those who said "No" are Atheists by their answer.   The poll was conducted anonymously and privately over the phone. One doesn't have to admit publicly to being an Atheist for them to…"
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Smokey12499 replied to Eric Wichman's discussion 'Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?'
"I agree that atheism is increasing in the U.S. (likely more than the Gallup poll suggested, and if we could only align ourselves under organization that could wield the political influence of some other minority groups, I think we would definitely…"
Jun 18, 2011
Robin replied to Eric Wichman's discussion 'Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?'
"I have to agree with Hovsep.  To enter the contest for the book" The Believing Brain", you have to say you are a member here on twitter.  I was hesitant. I did it, but it took me a few minutes to think about it. There is still…"
Jun 18, 2011
Hovsep Yaghmourian replied to Eric Wichman's discussion 'Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?'
"We definitely could be, if we wanted to be.  Unfortunately, the stigma associated with Atheism is still too great, and many wouldn't want to draw so much attention to themselves.  If that weren't an issue, we'd have…"
Jun 18, 2011
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Are Atheists Finally A Political Force To be Reckoned With?

A recent Gallup poll stated some 7%-8% of American's don't believe in god. The first time Gallup asked this question was back in 1944 when only 1% of American answered "No". This grows the Atheist population in the USA from about 1.4 Million in 1944 to 24.6 Million today. Americans are Atheists a 1750% increase in 70 years. So, this means 24.6 Million Americans Don’t Believe in…See More
Jun 18, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to Mike Glickman's discussion '92% of Americans Believe in god'
"It's all in how you look at it! ;) 24.6 Million Americans Don’t Believe in God!  "
Jun 8, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to Juli's discussion 'Atheist Children'
"I'm a new dad. In fact my baby girl will be 1 year old tomorrow. I'm open to her learning about all religions (and science) because I want her to have the knowledge and be able to draw from the whole of all sides of any debate. I trust…"
Jun 6, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'Everyone Needs Something to Believe In'
"I would Say: I believe in a world without prejudice, a world without oppression, a world with no fear of persecution, a world of equality, a world of human and scientific advancement where evidence based knowledge is the foundation of our humanity…"
Jun 5, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to Rose's discussion 'How important is it to let people know you're an atheist?'
"(Please read the long version of my answer on my blog)   In short, To answer the question of how important it is to let people know about your Atheism. Very!   There are many millions of us throughout the world, and if we don't come…"
Jun 5, 2011
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"Nice to meet you!"
Jun 4, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to MikeLong's discussion 'Should We Fight Patriotism? How?'
"You said: "...I do agree that we as humans should fight crimes against humanity where we can, but as a nation to fight unprovoked wars for corporate gain is not noble...'   I agree we should not fight "corporate wars" based…"
Jun 4, 2011
Eric Wichman replied to MikeLong's discussion 'Should We Fight Patriotism? How?'
"That's my point. Human rights don't have borders."
Jun 4, 2011

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