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11 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Does Having the Suppor... · 0 replies · +2 points

That is something that we each will struggle with individually but I personally think it is what we need for the long term.

11 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Does Having the Suppor... · 2 replies · +2 points

I think in the near term that open support by atheists could be a negative and quite possibly unwelcome. However, I dont think that should stop atheists from openly supporting a candidate. In the the ling term it will become normal and welcomed. Remember there was a time when it was frowned upon for the LGTBQ community to support a candidate. Now candidates openly court them.

42 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - On Indoctrination · 0 replies · +3 points

Welcome to Idiot America!

64 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Political Intolerance ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Until we are allowed to slap theists and republicans for their beliefs we may never reach a tipping point. ;~p

64 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Separating Atheism fro... · 0 replies · +3 points

The default position of Atheism is apolitical. However, as humans and members of society our personal and political beliefs are ultimately intertwined. We have seen for decades the mix of religion and politics both conservative and liberal but, mostly conservative, influence politics and in my opinion none of it beneficial. Meanwhile, Atheism has not had any impactful influence while humanism has had some in guise of liberal politics. But, to answer the main question; Yes, I think Atheism has a role in politics if only to counter religion.

69 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Good Deeds and Christi... · 1 reply · +2 points

This quote came to mind when reading this post:

"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

70 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Picketing Churches · 0 replies · +4 points

Absolutely. Our first year had an average attendance of 5 kids.The second year it was over 20.

70 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Some Thoughts on Cultu... · 0 replies · +2 points

This is why I think that cultural appropriation and cultural insensitivity have been co-mingled.

71 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Picketing Churches · 2 replies · +5 points

I'm certainly not against it and I feel that could generate lots of press. However, I am hot sure if the press coverage would be positive r negative. I would also be very concerned about feeding the Christian persecution narrative.

Along, these lines the group I belong to, Atheists Noted SLO, started an after school club (now in it's second year) focused on reasoning and critical thinking. The club is an extension of one created by a secular group in NY and it is meant to specifically target The God News Cub. When we launched it we put out a press release and at last on local TV newschannel came. However, their reporter seemed overly eager to report on the opposition to it.

Despite the somewhat negative coverage we received we got a lot of interest in it.

71 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Some Thoughts on Cultu... · 0 replies · +2 points

I am thinking I should no longer dress up for Ren Faire.😋