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[–] Synisterintent 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

Because it's the right to not believe in God and to not be discriminated for it just like religious groups have the right to not be discriminated against for what they do believe.

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[–] lorlipone [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

(Choosing to believe you're with me in condemning cutting someone's nose off for "religious" reasons)

Absolutely. I'd never try to force anyone to believe anyting.

Edit: or not believe

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[–] ObviouslyAHuman 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's pretty common place to indoctrinate children into religions before their brains fully develop.

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[–] Boyakasha 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I agree with this as well. The free market punishes those that discriminate. If you don't want to do business with someone, you shouldn't have to. Let someone else make that money instead.

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[–] PeeOnYou 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Right. Just like when they took away the ability to discriminate against races?

Imagine every mega corporation you buy your shit from decides they only want to sell to white christians, or black muslims? Then you'd be crying foul there too.

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[–] Boyakasha 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There have been studies shown that atheists and rapists have approximately the same approval rating among the religious. I'm a fairly good person, but when it comes to my beliefs on religion, I keep quiet. There is a strong belief that without the threat of eternal damnation, it's simply not possible to be a good person.

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[–] roznak 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Well beheading comes to mind.

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[–] Seeker74 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

In Texas you aren't allowed to hold public office, South Carolina and some other olaces as well, if memory serves.

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[–] jrfg1743 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

there are several states with laws on the books baning atheists from holding public office

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[–] novictim 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I only care about people doing stupid shit that hurts me or others because of nonsense connected to their imaginary friend(s).

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[–] Harnawe 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I get the feeling you care regardless of why they hurt others. I don't think it has anything to do with their imaginary friends. people shouldn't do horrible things to other people.

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[–] novictim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

you care regardless of why they hurt others

Thanks. That is true. I don't like injustice and I don't like pain inflicted on people for no good reason (reason being the operative word...killing Jihadis does not bother me in the least).

people shouldn't do horrible things to other people.

...unless there is good cause/reason. (FTFY)

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[–] Contrabardus 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Mostly because we're constantly confronted about it and forced into a defensive position about it. After a while that frustrates some Atheists to the point they become aggressive about it. Most of us don't bother, you'd be surprised how many non-religious people you probably know who just don't say anything about it or lie to avoid confrontation and avoid issues with family and friends.

To quote David McAfee: "Okay. We will stop knocking on doors, spreading our 'truth', and having tax exempt organizations dedicated to Atheism that have influential political action committees. We will also stop printing "In Atheism we trust" on all US currency and saying "One Nation, under Atheism" in the Pledge of Allegiance. We will also stop insisting that everyone who disagrees with us will be sentenced to eternal damnation...wait..."

That sums it up pretty well I think. If left to our own devices and not constantly surrounded by pushy religious people, most Atheists would never give it a second though.

It's not the 'caring' of an Atheist that's the issue, but the dogged persistence of the Religious to assimilate everyone else into their fold and those who try to create legislation that turns their religious beliefs into laws that causes the confrontation.

The people who are trying to push this stuff onto everyone else aren't the Atheists for the most part, but rather the people on the other side of the issue.

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[–] lorlipone [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It was supposed to be a punchy, rhetorical question. Obviously there are very good reasons to care about theism as an atheist (as evidenced by the poor girl in the pic).

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[–] Dantalian 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

One thing that I found irritating when I was poking around atheist communities on Twitter was how they had all of these pics posted of "ironic with wit" text on images of starving children that they would invoke when arguing with theists. I'd just roll my eyes and sigh at them both. The atheists were just as self-absorbed in their sanctimony as any pastor and just as useless in times of tragedy, lol.

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[–] lorlipone [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Truth. Inaction is inaction; witty or not.

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[–] AreWeHuman 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

But I don't?

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[–] EmmaWatson666 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Didn't realize there were so many religious nuts on this site.

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[–] Loumedia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Top notch Jesus followers, lel. All Christ like with the hate and bigotry.

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[–] lorlipone [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You referring to us Irreligous nuts here, or to the fact that there's no grand enemy that I'm fighting by posting this?

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[–] libtardsarentpeople 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

lol, we really dont unless it infringes on our rights...

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[–] xaric 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We don't.

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