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C Elaine Clark commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"we don't need religion or a god to do good things  to make the earth a better place for all of us to share. Actions speak louder then words. use your mind to think of solutions to make the earth a better place. Any one can talk but , we…"
Mar 30, 2012
Disco Taz commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
""I'm not like - religious, ya know, but I'm SPIRITUAL" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sel1qIWg5w0 "
Mar 7, 2012
chiz commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"Religion hasn't done anything good. The idea of "something else" did have a huge impact on our cognitive/social evolution and we probably wouldn't be here without it."
Mar 7, 2012
William C. Walker commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"That is a very thought provoking question. "
Mar 7, 2012
Shabaka Tecumseh commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"What has religion done that was good that didn't promote its doctrine or image?  "
Mar 7, 2012
John Markos O'Neill commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"Correction: it was Alain de Botton who said that if you say religion is not all bad, "on the internet you will get savage messages calling you a fascist, an idiot or a fool." Appleyard was quoting him."
Mar 7, 2012
John Markos O'Neill commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"The question may be ridiculous, but I asked it in reaction to Bryan Appleyard's statement that if you say religion is not all bad, "on the internet you will get savage messages calling you a fascist, an idiot or a fool." This…"
Mar 7, 2012
Benjamin Cruzat commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"The question itself is ridiculous. First off, nothing is entirely good nor bad, life is made up of shades of grey. Second, the only answer you could get that isn't born out of incredible bias or ignorance is: No, religion isn't entirely…"
Mar 7, 2012
Ward Cressin commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"Short answer: Bad, yes. Entirely bad, no. (Although I want to say yes, I can't do so honestly.) There are some that aren't totally repulsive - mainly the more philosophical (Zen and the like)."
Mar 6, 2012
Stephen Meadows commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"I think religious people can do good things. However, most religions, as a whole have done more harm to human society than good."
Mar 6, 2012
Mith Barnes commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"@Mark: What about when the Church as an institution does evil? Or even just does things that inhibit human life, growth, expression, or discovery of truth? There are three levels to what you're talking about: individual Catholics, the Church as…"
Mar 6, 2012
William C. Walker commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"  As a former Catholic, ( waay back when ) I'd like to know what good is derived in supporting this misogynistic crusty old religion dictated by the Vatican ?"
Mar 6, 2012
Danny Sanchez commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"Yes First anything religion can do we can do without it. Second every religion that I know of says that something is. If it does not leave room for everything to be questioned than I believe it is bad for people. If it says something like "fire…"
Mar 6, 2012
Skycomet the Fallen Angel commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"No, but religions are MOSTLY bad. They do in fact do good through charity etc, but the bad they do through discrimination, dehumanization, violence, psychological harm, indoctrination of children, etc far outweighs any good they do. So... the world…"
Mar 6, 2012
Shabaka Tecumseh commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"Yes, evil in fact"
Mar 6, 2012
kris feenstra commented on John Markos O'Neill's blog post 'Poll for atheists'
"I can sympathize with what you are saying, but it has its limits.  In the case of the Roman Catholic Church, many of the harshest criticisms are levelled at the leadership of the church and at the very doctrines of the religion itself.…"
Mar 6, 2012

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I'm a professional computer programmer with a liberal arts degree, the father of two witty kids, science fiction fan, bicycle commuter, culture enthusiast, and the husband of a nonprofit-starting, active community member.
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36-40
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Why you left your religion.
Multiculturalism in my middle school history curriculum caused me to see religion as an invention of human society.
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Poll for atheists

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 7:10pm 67 Comments

I was reading this article, and became curious about this statement:

'"To say something along the lines of 'I'm an atheist; I think religions are not all bad' has become a dramatically peculiar thing to say and if you do say it on the internet you will get savage messages calling you a fascist, an idiot or a fool. This is a very odd moment in our culture. Why has this happened?"'…

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At 9:04pm on March 31, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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