I don't see why we should be gentle and mild, esp. on the religious lunatics that think they have the right to use their fairy stories to control the lives of other people. It's not as if religion has become something private in society. Even today, in most parts of the world, religious organisations have deep political control and influence and the religious cause and promote high levels of violence and other inhumanity. I think that if we really want religion to finally go away and society to start to get better we need to stop being passive and mild and intellectual. We ought to be doing everything (non-violent of course) we can to combat religion. I think culture jamming is very effective at this and protest, for a start.
I sort of agree with you Reeve. They are lunatics who think they get to control our lives and it's insane! Why should we put up with it? Maybe we can't be too aggressive though, since there are more of them than of us? I don't have the answer.
hrmm... only being proactive is the answer.. no matter how bad the hate gets this is still the USA secular or bust 1st and .. well, bust on the 2nd amend too!
We have rights this aint' theocratic paki'iran'russia'stan nagh mean!?
I'm a secular anti-theist. I have not had the pleasure of talking with many religous people about it. However, come election day, I might just get the oppurtunity. My Polling Place is a church. In fact, I am hoping to get this oppurtunity.
I have talked with my wife about my positions against God. She is a catholic. Though she is cool about it, she doesn't present arguments for her beliefs. And when I give her mine, I recieve a glossy-eyed, apathetic look. So hopefully the chance will come this tuesday, and I can offer more to this reply.
ask her why the pope gets a free pass from corruption and jails his own? ~ refer. to butler and IT guy in vati'jail .. hello
guess everyone likes that comfort zone.. look at us. funny my fam went from 80's catholic$ to silly baptist and dunno the other.. btw they split way back. good for them! ; ) peace
Eric, I'm glad we have this place to find each other and support each other. Imagine before the internet trying to find other Atheists. I feel like religion is a socially accepted form of insanity. Seriously. And I'm scared for my kids who are 18 and 20. I won't be quiet anymore.~ Melinda
"The believers may be recognizing their "institution" is dying."
I most certainly hope it does die, and stays dead! :)
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