Hello Amanda, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with its freethinkers like you who recognise that gods are fictions and that religions are used to control vulnerable superstitious people including defenceless children; how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.
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"I think what this women did was brave and powerful. When was the last time you saw an ordinary person - not a celebrity, pundit or atheist activist - simply and sincerely affirm their atheism on national TV? I see it as a very positive sign for the…"
"can you find me any evidence of a non-activist (or celebrity) being asked a similar question an saying "well, i'm an atheist'? i can't remember anything like it, but please let me know if there are other examples. "