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Atheists are so misunderstood :(
#21
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 26, 2014 at 6:22 pm)ManMachine Wrote:
(July 26, 2014 at 11:13 am)Deidre32 Wrote: I'm grateful that this site exists. Atheists are so misunderstood, it's mind boggling.
Religion is the problem, not atheism.

Read an article in USA Today that in the US, atheists are as distrusted as rapists. I'll post the link later.

Where do they get their facts? Sad

Sorry to ramble. I just needed to come to a place where you all GET IT.

Thanks for letting me vent! <3

Come and live in the UK, experience a truly accepting society for atheists.

MM

On my way!

In all seriousness, I wonder why that is, though? Wasn't the UK once built on 'Christian principles?'

You're all so awesome, thank you for letting me vent! This place is a second home, at times.

Group Hug


Here's the article link I was talking about. It's not real recent, and frankly, it seems flawed, as many studies are...but, still...the results are the results.
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/reli...51777612/1

Is the general public this obtuse?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...prisons are stuffed with far more self-proclaimed Christians (not ''born again'' after they were convicted but before they went to prison) than atheists.
Oh yea.
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#22
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 26, 2014 at 11:13 am)Deidre32 Wrote: Read an article in USA Today that in the US, atheists are as distrusted as rapists.
And yet it's the Christians who keep getting caught doing the raping Thinking
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#23
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 27, 2014 at 2:33 pm)Deidre32 Wrote: In all seriousness, I wonder why that is, though? Wasn't the UK once built on 'Christian principles?'

Its lost its novelty, its old and boring. Big ancient churches everywhere that nobody cares about. Its just a tradition more than anything else, you go to church for 3 things: A baby getting born, a wedding or a funeral.
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#24
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
It's not just the U.K.that's ok with whatever religion our lack thereof you have... practically all European countries are like that, even the traditional Catholic ones in the south.
The younger generations are, for the most part, not caring one yota for religion and are becoming irreligious. There aren't enough priests for the churches and some are starting to look abandoned...
In the meantime, people below 40 are, at least, ok with other's lack of belief.
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#25
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm)ShaMan Wrote:
(July 26, 2014 at 11:13 am)Deidre32 Wrote: Read an article in USA Today that in the US, atheists are as distrusted as rapists.
And yet it's the Christians who keep getting caught doing the raping Thinking

yeah, exactly.
this is why atheism is misunderstood. people, mainly religious people ...think it's about living an immoral 'do whatever you like' lifestyle. atheists have a more secure moral compass than most christians. and they live rightly because it's the right thing to do, not because they're afraid of burning for all eternity in hell. oh snap.
(July 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm)Insanity Wrote:
(July 27, 2014 at 2:33 pm)Deidre32 Wrote: In all seriousness, I wonder why that is, though? Wasn't the UK once built on 'Christian principles?'

Its lost its novelty, its old and boring. Big ancient churches everywhere that nobody cares about. Its just a tradition more than anything else, you go to church for 3 things: A baby getting born, a wedding or a funeral.

i see, interesting. let me get a passport...i'll be on my way soon enough! i don't care for the weather there though, heard it's a bit gloomy. Big Grin
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#26
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm)pocaracas Wrote: It's not just the U.K.that's ok with whatever religion our lack thereof you have... practically all European countries are like that, even the traditional Catholic ones in the south.
The younger generations are, for the most part, not caring one yota for religion and are becoming irreligious. There aren't enough priests for the churches and some are starting to look abandoned...
In the meantime, people below 40 are, at least, ok with other's lack of belief.

The 'irreligiosity' we (the young) have is probably one of the biggest achievements of the most recent generations.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you

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RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm)Blackout Wrote:
(July 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm)pocaracas Wrote: It's not just the U.K.that's ok with whatever religion our lack thereof you have... practically all European countries are like that, even the traditional Catholic ones in the south.
The younger generations are, for the most part, not caring one yota for religion and are becoming irreligious. There aren't enough priests for the churches and some are starting to look abandoned...
In the meantime, people below 40 are, at least, ok with other's lack of belief.

The 'irreligiosity' we (the young) have is probably one of the biggest achievements of the most recent generations.

Who are you? Who sent you? You win the internet with this post! Big Grin

So very true.

Worship
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#28
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm)Deidre32 Wrote:
(July 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm)Blackout Wrote: The 'irreligiosity' we (the young) have is probably one of the biggest achievements of the most recent generations.

Who are you? Who sent you? You win the internet with this post! Big Grin

So very true.

Worship

Indeed. I am a messenger from Satan and I've come to enlighten you all about the ultimate truth
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you

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#29
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm)Deidre32 Wrote: i see, interesting. let me get a passport...i'll be on my way soon enough! i don't care for the weather there though, heard it's a bit gloomy. Big Grin

It can be, I can speak for other parts but in the south its not nearly as bad as the stereotype.

It's good to be reminded how lucky I am to live somewhere where it really doesn't matter. Even if we do have bad weather, curvy roads and tiny cars. Smile
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#30
RE: Atheists are so misunderstood :(
(July 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm)Insanity Wrote:
(July 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm)Deidre32 Wrote: i see, interesting. let me get a passport...i'll be on my way soon enough! i don't care for the weather there though, heard it's a bit gloomy. Big Grin

It can be, I can speak for other parts but in the south its not nearly as bad as the stereotype.

It's good to be reminded how lucky I am to live somewhere where it really doesn't matter. Even if we do have bad weather, curvy roads and tiny cars. Smile

Hey "creationist", are you really a (gulp) "Creationist"?
You seem cool! Aren't y supposed to hate us or something! He he

I wish most of the others weren't so highly strung!
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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