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Old 02-06-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Not at all. The religious belief system of other people do not bother me. I am reminded of how the European Atheists are not anal about religion and even send their kids to Christian schools. This lack of intolerance by some American Atheists is puzzling and in fact similar to the intolerance of bible fundamentalists. That is quite ironic .
For the simple reason they don't have to deal with the average American fundy bible thumper.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:57 PM
 
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How do you explain the hypersensitvity?
Whose?
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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Whose?
I am talking about the sensitivity of the Atheist teenager. She could have done as you do: "Atheists aren't a minority, it's just that most of them would [quite wisely actually, in a lot of cases] rather not admit it."

However, I will admit her actions bring attention to the fact that some folks are ignorant about atheism. For many ignorant people it is very negative to be considered an atheist.

In any event I don't mind atheism at all unless they try to impose their views on others for no apparent good reason. I am not certain this school banner was a big deal. This is not exactly forcing the teen to pray.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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For the simple reason they don't have to deal with the average American fundy bible thumper.
This^ I don't understand. What do you mean "deal with" the Bible thumpers? Before I became a believer, I never had any of these people you speak of try to bother or harass me in any way.

This doesn't mean that "they" don't exist, but in my whole life it has never happened to me. Only the occasional JW's and Mormons that go door to door, but that never bothered me, they were always nice.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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This^ I don't understand. What do you mean "deal with" the Bible thumpers? Before I became a believer, I never had any of these people you speak of try to bother or harass me in any way.

This doesn't mean that "they" don't exist, but in my whole life it has never happened to me. Only the occasional JW's and Mormons that go door to door, but that never bothered me, they were always nice.
Oh stuff like the systemic legislation the bigotry of bronze age ignorance upon all of society. Prop 8 in CA is one example, the fact that at least 2 states (NC and MN) have propositions on this springs ballot to make the ignorant base hatred of ancient superstitions law by amending the constitution of these states, to name a few......

Or a President of the United States that shows the utter ignorance and pure religious hatred with comments like;" I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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"[G]rant us each day the desire to do our best, to grow mentally and morally as well as physically, to be kind and helpful."

This is what they're taking down?
That plus all of the references to a Christian god.

A lie of omission is still a lie. Stop lying.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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I think it is insecurity and the fact that Atheists are a minority. And minorities are sensitive.

European Atheists would never complain about this because over there they are not the minority.
That and the US Constitution doesn't apply to other countries. But don't let minor legal facts like that get in the way of a perfectly good rant against a minority you disapprove of.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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I am talking about the sensitivity of the Atheist teenager. She could have done as you do: "Atheists aren't a minority, it's just that most of them would [quite wisely actually, in a lot of cases] rather not admit it."

However, I will admit her actions bring attention to the fact that some folks are ignorant about atheism. For many ignorant people it is very negative to be considered an atheist.

In any event I don't mind atheism at all unless they try to impose their views on others for no apparent good reason. I am not certain this school banner was a big deal. This is not exactly forcing the teen to pray.
I thought this post was supposed to explain how asking a group to follow the law qualified as hypersensitivity. Oh well, nice try at deflecting I guess.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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How do you explain the hypersensitvity?
How to you explain the hypersensitivity of the people who are clearly so offended that the prayer had to be removed that they feel the need to attack a young girl and insult a whole group of people because she stood up for her rights?
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:01 AM
 
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How to you explain the hypersensitivity of the people who are clearly so offended that the prayer had to be removed that they feel the need to attack a young girl and insult a whole group of people because she stood up for her rights?
Both groups on opposite ends of the spectrum are sensitive and anal. It works both ways.

Is the same as being a rabid left winger or a rabid right winger. I prefer moderates.
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