- September 25, 2008 at 12:00 am #2519
why arent there more people who are vocal antitheists? if antitheism is what you beleive, then you should be fine with expressing it.
User Detail :Name : norbertneuman, Gender : Male, Sexual Orientation : Bisexual, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Atheist, Age : 17, City : mahtomedi, State : MN Country : United States, Social class : Upper middle class, December 8, 2008 at 12:00 am #21446
You are quite young so you haven’t yet been exposed to the bigotry, the suspicion, the intolerance and the contempt the religious have for those not like them. The reason many of us aren’t out there shouting like Dawkins or Harris is because we AREN’T independant. We HAVE to work with these people and unfortunately, history (and polls) prove that most folks would rather associate with a criminal than an honest non-theists. So we seldom speak up.
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DotMemberDecember 19, 2010 at 12:00 am #13660
I’m fairly loud about my atheism. I don’t introduce myself as one, but if someone asks I have no problem with stating it outright. If someone gets in my face about it, I have no problem with defending myself and pointing any holes in their logic or any ignorance. That said, I’m very aware of the discrimination against people like me and if they situation seems dangerous, I know to keep my mouth shut. Look up statistics on discrimination against atheists- you might be surprised, for instance, that America would be more comfortable with an openly gay president than an openly atheist president. In short, I am fine with expressing my non-beliefs, but I’m not willing to risk losing my job over it.
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