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Old 10-16-2012, 02:37 AM
 
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I'd say yes! That's actually something I've noticed as an Atheist, the community in the US seems (from afar) to have a much more vocal, militant, and proselytizing character to it. Atheists in Canada are kinda reserved about it and I don't really hear about Canadian Atheist organizations fighting all kinds of legal battles and trying to defend the irreligious position in the public sphere. I guess because religion is more private, people keep irreligion private to about the same degree. There's less to push back against and in an environment where religious matters arise less, it's less likely you'd find public or obvious cases of discrimination that would capture major attention and spark public engagement.

Also, fighting about religion where everyone can see would be most impolite!
That's the way it is in Europe too. Atheists are so active in the US because religious extremists are hyperactive.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:22 AM
 
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ive relatives in vancouver island , they are a real life version of ned flanders family from the simpsons apart from the fact that they are catholic , they come across like middle american w.a.s.p,s however , puritanical in the extreme
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