"The upside-down cross symbol used by Satanists and the term "atheist" have cross-pollinated in the social circles of a number of confused youths in my hometown. Because both carry anti-establishment connotations, they seem to be lumped…"
"Atheists and/or anti-religious individuals that vandalize churches. I may have a disdain for the ideas circulating around many of these churches but that particular form of dissent (spray-painting upside-down crosses on walls, breaking windows) is…"
"RG: "If you say you have a right not to believe in any God, that is your religion."
*sigh* I wish that the theists could, at the very least, get this one right for a change.
But realistically, that's probably asking too…"
"Actually, I think its specifically Dan's fundamentalist/evangelical experiences that make his book and views so unique when compared to other authors that have published atheist books in recent years. Barring that lone difference of opinion, I…"
"I think there has been some misunderstanding regarding the burqa. Let me clear things up - it is not a symbol. Again, not a symbol. The star of David, the crucifix that Christians wear around their necks, the ying/yang circle - these are symbols,…"
""...no government should ever step in and enforce a ban that is equally as oppressive as oppressive articles of clothing they're trying to ban."
I wonder if the Confederacy and their plantation owners gave a similar response to the…"
"*Warning: atheist dissent*
I'm not so sure evangelizing atheism is a great idea. In fact, I think its likely a bad idea. Atheism is merely an absence of belief in a deity. That's all - nothing more, nothing less. By itself, I don't…"
"Yes, the whole "God exists outside of space-time" line induces eye rolling whenever I hear it. It is the result of theists desperately trying to defend what little ground they have left as modernity continually paints them into the corner…"
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