I am from Philippines. We brag that we are the only predominantly christian nation in ASIA... We are the only country left without divorce. Thr Catholic church have a very strong hold on our Politics, views, culture and LIFE.
I am a "closet" atheist because the minute i "come out" I will tagged as the devil, goat worshipper, sub-human etc...
i say the same thing.. "I am not religious." hahhaha
I dont also want to convert others to our belief.. I let them follow kung ano man faith nila kaya no real benefits din to come out.
Networking might be the first step in organizing resistance/change? I don't think accusations of "devil" are uncommon in any country. Religion makes people behave like idiots, period (picture my stepmother pointing at my aunt and yelling Satan! Satan!; they attend the same church). The Phillipines is a beautiful place (as seen on GoogleMaps). :)
Ralph, i agree. as mentioned in the book of R Dawkins "good people will do good things, bad people will do bad but only religion can make good people do bad things."
I live in Connecticut, but I don't think of myself as "representing" it in any way. I also don't think that's an indication as to what kind of person I am. There are idiots everywhere, as well as smart people. I do think that the smarter and better educated a person is, the more likely that person is to be non-religious.
Meow! (That's the sound of atheist cats being herded.)
This kitty hails from Saint Paul, MN. Considering a move to Seattle, WA this year though.
Akron, OH. I represent nothing. I am merely myself.
Houston, Texas... Took pleasure in watching Rick Perry's presidential bid get squished
You and me both, neighbor! Are you taking the bus to the Reason Rally?
I'm living in Houston, TX but originally from Tulsa, OK.
I have always lived in the San Francisco Bay area, ground zero for liberalism in the USA. and our local Congressman, Pete Stark, is the only openly (I believe) atheist in Congress (can you imagine he actually got re-elected as an atheist?- where else could THAT happen?!!.