I Wrote A Blog About The Kentucky Law That States That A Person Can Be Imprisoned For 12 Months For Not Believing In God.
And Two Things Crossed My Mind.
1: If I Am Thrown In Jail For 12 Months (or for any amount of time for that matter) For Simply Being An Atheist, When I Get Released (or IF i get released) I Am Still Going To Be An Atheist When I Walk Out Those Doors. I Am Not Gonna Worship God Or Praise Jesus At All. So What Are They Going To Do. Turn Me Around And Lock Me Back Up? I Mean, I Wouldn't Blame Anyone That Would Fake Belief, But I Know That I Wouldn't Do It. And It's The Same Tactic As Putting A Knife To Someone's Throat And Asking If They Are A Christian. Answer "Yes" And You Live, Answer "No" And You Die. Again Resorting To Fear To Get What They Want.
2: What If Instead Of Being Imprisoned with Murderers, Rapists, And Thieves, These Megalomaniacs Send All Atheists And Non-Believers To A Sort Of Reservation Like How It Was Done To The Native Americans. That Way Our Non-Belief Doesn't Offend Them And Their Religion Doesn't Affect Us. I Know That This Is Not Possible, But A Town With No Churches, No Bibles, No People Going Door To Door Trying To Talk About Jesus, Schools Where Science Is Taught Without The Intervention Of Religion...I Know That It Wouldn't Be A Perfect Place, But I Feel Like It Might Be Better Than What The US Is As A Whole. Heck, Montana Has A Low Population Density (maybe cause it's so far north) But I'm Pretty Sure If All Atheists And Non Believers Moved There, It Could Be A Pretty Wonderful Place. (wishful thinking, but a man can dream :)