There's an awareness campaign today organized by an atheist group. Their goal isn't to convert anyone. As usual, it's merely to promote awareness and let atheists who live in more strictly religious regions of the country know that they aren't alone. I'm not asking this about religion, though. I'm asking about the quote from this article (the same one in the question line).
It's Independence Day 2011, the 235th one we've had. Is it right that in 2011, in a country whose first amendment guarantees freedom of religion and expression, people still fear for their lives in expressing "non-mainstream" membership to a group, religious or specifically not religious? Isn't that what all the soldiers who've died in the past 235 years supposedly gave their lives for? What is it about this country that keeps so many people hiding behind closed doors, even as we crow about how "free" we are?
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Answer by SeasideNative at 10:57 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by cueballsmom at 11:25 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
I am Catholic. I have gotten a TON of crap for being Catholic. From being told by fellow Christians that we dont "do it right" because we baptize at birth, to atheists to compare my beliefs to fair tales, to other religions who act likes Catholics are the only group of people who have evil deeds in their past. I feel no sympathy for atheists....difficulties. Everyone has them. The only time I have a problem with atheists when they feel the need to use THEIR beliefs to demean MINE (as in billboards that mock my religion and signs in capital buildings!)! I dont do it, so I only ask for the same courtesy :) I dont know any intelligent people who arent "aware" of atheists....as for stupid people well....you cant fix stupid. As for not knowing any because they dont proclaim themselves..... Well, I dont usually begin sentences with "I am Catholic" either LOL
Answer by momof030404 at 12:00 AM on Jul. 5, 2011
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