"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. "
"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.…"
"Definitely way easier than what I've heard about in the States. The most a religious person would do if they found out I was an atheist would be to shake their heads and say jokingly that I can't really be serious. I've heard of…"
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…See More
"It's true. They don't like having their "faith" challenged. Most of them are intelligent people (I say most because I'm sooo giving) so what they don't know can't hurt them. But the second you really start looking…"
"oh i know, trust me. i just got rid of my facebook because of that very thing. i was just posting tons of videos like that and a couple of my "christian" friends were being douche bags about it. i ended one back and forth with "do you…"
"With someone like this it might not be a great idea to bring up science. They generally think their face is starting to melt whenever they hear that word and think it's a big evil conspiracy. If you think about it, the word 'science'…"
"Yeah, that does suck. But really, it's her loss I think. It just shows the level of exclusion that people with that kind of thinking really exhibit. A lot of people would include atheists among that group as well, in terms of exclusion, but…"