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12-10-2012, 08:02 PM #11
The point is the amount of discrimination you face as an atheist is nothing compared to racial minorities and women. And just because you went back on it doesn't mean you didn't say it. If you want to see persecution, go to ones of the many countries that actually persecutes atheists.
Going back on your statement doesn't change the fact that you have an overinflated sense of persecution (in this context, that is correct, even if you never used the word for to begin with). You think your problems are as bad as gays? Last I checked you have the same marriage rights they're still fighting for.
Atheist are, by far, the most vocal for the least amount of problems. Get over it. Stop treating everyone like they should think the same as you. You're that group from high school that would complain about the cool kids not letting you in while being just as selective a group as they are. You criticize them for doing exactly what you do. You accuse them of living on a self imagined high ground without realizing you're right next door. It's childish whining and I'm so freaking sick of it. If ever there was a group practicing self-imposed persecution, it's atheists.
Seriously, grow up."He's gone crazy," "You have to snap out of it," "Take your meds," or, "Don't be such a downer" serve only to mock, belittle, and make light of mental illness. Such phrases only continue the negative stigma and keep those who suffer from getting help. If these phrases, or phrases like them, are part of your at-hand vocabulary, you are part of the problem. #STOPtheStigma
12-10-2012, 09:11 PM #12
When confronted in both the Hindu enclave of India, and the Muslim enclaves of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Malaysia, as to what my religion was......
My answer was that I was a Non-Religious Good Person. That believe it or not granted me more respect than what would have been given had I said that I was a christian.
Karma is not exclusive to India, it is quite noticeable however in poor countries
12-10-2012, 10:30 PM #13
EDIT: Although now that I read further I see the issue has been addressed.
12-11-2012, 09:04 AM #14
And sorry Alex I have to disagree with you on this part. Yes if you come out and tell people you are an atheist some idiotic and close minded conservative people may make fun of you but it is no where as bad if you are a minority, gay or muslim.
12-11-2012, 10:14 AM #15
12-11-2012, 10:21 AM #16
12-11-2012, 10:26 AM #17
However, was it really necessary to use the wording you did? I know you didn't say 'all', but the 'idiotic and close minded' conservatives comment is a small minority of the group, just like the bad part of the liberal group.
12-11-2012, 10:28 AM #18
12-11-2012, 11:12 AM #19
Straight college student targeted by professor for expressing his straightness
Gucci salesman harrassed and then fired because he complained about his gay employers' sexual harrassment
Striaght woman working at gay night club bullied and fired for being straight
Gays attack Christians in Castro district of Sn Fran
Guy attacked on NYC subway for being white
White woman sues over discrimination
Black college fires white director of technology for being white. EEO agrees she was discriminated against for being white.
It is extremely niave to think that liberals are these open-minded people who never treat others unfairly or have biased opinions of conservatives or conservative values.
12-11-2012, 11:44 AM #20
How about the need to remove the word God from songs and images from courthouses? how about changing Christmas and Easter to some other name?Jay Shrewsbury