"It's not so much that others want freedom of religion, instead they want only their beliefs to be the ones that are heard in the marketplace of ideas.
These are the same people who used to whine that parents should inculcate…"
"Please! We are considered hateful if we politely try to beg off from hearing fundamentalist dogma. No, we have a right to NOT listen to blather. There is no way that simply by existing as an atheist, I'm a bully, or have no beliefs, or do…"
"Actually, there is a sect who believes that they should take over government, education, art, media, etc. Look on the Americans United for Separation of Church and State site. Look up Gary North. He is the son-in-law of a man named Rushdoony.…"
"The answer to that question is deciedly NO. You have a perfect right to eat meat. I've met some vegetarians who did not like hearing about meat eating per se. After giving her comments, my brother mentioned that he had recently returned …"
"Personally tired of fundamentalist proselytizing. Suffering from STFU (Shut The Fuck Up) Syndrome. In Georgia, been subjected to aggressive preaching. Had to cuss one guy up one side and down the other as he refused to respect my (thinking)…"
"No, as I've been out of work for 2 years, there are no more unemployment funds. The assistance I've received has been infused with Christanity. Fortunately, my brother is a chef at Kroger. Even though Kroger is supposedly the…"
"There have always been the gullible, the fragile, the vulnerable. ...And the people ready to exploit them. I call it the P. T. Barnum Effect. People will thump a Bible or some other device to gain power over others. While there are those telling…"
"Extremist pundits and Bible-thumping cretins have twisted meaning to such a degree that religious freedom is taken to mean that no one is supposed to stand up to tyranny. Instead, I believe that the true meaning of words should be reclaimed. No,…"
"As I have been unemployed for two years, in order to seek work through the Department of Labor and other subcontractors, I've been inundated by programs run by those with a Christian fundamentalist bent. One woman begin raising her arms and…"
"Say WHAT! Obviously does not know meaning of atheism. Besides, he doesn't have a profound knowledge of English language.... Or any philosophical tenets. He sounds like the guy who got me fired. He told me that I was Evil, Satanic, and…"
Haven't desired to attend church, believe in Christianity for a long time. When people hear that I'm an atheist, they seem surprised that I
do not walk with a demon entourage. The meanest folks I've known have thumped a Bible at me, tormented me, and got me fired. Yes, they hated me "in their own Christian Way".
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