"Although I'm not a communist myself, there are several things wrong with what you're saying.
First, not all communists are collectivists. William Godwin would be one example, but there are also those who think that "from each…"
"Skeptics are hardly ever vegan. Many skeptics hate vegan atheists.
If atheists are simply reacting to the restrictions and dogma of religion (especially the Abrahamic religions) then these atheists are … blank. That being said,…"
"I am a vegan atheist, I was a vegetarian before I became an atheist and then vegan, 20 yrs, 15 yrs and 10 yrs respectively. Becoming a vegetarian therefore does not directly complement becoming an atheist, that I would otherwise could claim, but…"
"I agree with Joshua. People are raised and told that animals are food and that God is their lord. More enlightened people free themselves from the constraints of these, and can think outside of the box, break free from the mold, etc. We have the…"
"It makes logical sense that this would be the case, because both atheism and vegetarianism are a rejection of values blindly accepted by almost everyone in the developed world, but which are not very conducive to a progressive and thoughtful world."
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The reason I say "there could be a god, but I see insufficient evidence", even though this is the norm among atheists, is that if I don't qualify my viewpoint up front, then I get Christians saying "Well, your belief takes just as much faith as mine" or "How can you be so certain there is no God?". So, I find it easier to explain my position up front and I think it makes some Christians a little more open to what I have to say. In their minds, all atheists are strong atheists who say "There is no God. Period. End of Story."