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2 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Reducing the Negative ... · 1 reply · +5 points

One of the things I am seeing a lot is how some atheists are trying to own the moral high ground by calling out the failings of others. In reality the are just squatting on a bully pulpit.

7 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Spiritual But Not Reli... · 3 replies · +4 points

I would likely ask what they mean by spiritual as is different for most. My wife describes herself as not religious but spiritual. In her case she fully dismisses the idea of god or gods and disdains religion in general. However, she is also attracted to such things as a persons soul and other immaterial things. Therefore, I think the following definition provided by Google fits well: "the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things."

19 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.

19 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.

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

Welcome to Idiot America!

72 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

72 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.

77 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

79 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.

79 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.