We have freedom of religion here in America, no one knows that better than us. However, my brain, which is constantly going through thoughts came up with something I felt I needed to ask here. There's a group out there that I was active with when I was a fundie called Voice of the Martyrs. I remember loving reading the stories and hearing of the testimonies of the people who were persecuted and killed for Christ and even wishing I was secure enough in my faith to do something like that. As a freethinker now, I thought on that, and at first questioned why they would put up with such pain for mere faith in an intangible being, however, my head pointed out to me that not only Christians were being killed and jailed and persecuted, but my fellow freethinkers as well. That got me thinking. We desire freedom of religion, including the freedom to say, "I don't believe in God." I definitely wish for it on a global scale. My question is; is what we want to defend those who feel we shouldn't have the right to believe that there is no god in our own country but are being persecuted for the same damn thing in another? I, personally, think we should. Progress takes steps, and if Christianity is one day accepted by the 10/40 window, then maybe freethought will be as well.
PS. If I didn't make my point clear, please tell me. I tend to ramble and make people miss the point entirely.