“Nones” climb to 19%
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Since: Feb 11
Pale Blue Dot
#1 Jul 21, 2012
NONBELIEVERS SECOND LARGEST ‘DENOMINATION’ IN NATION
“With nonbelievers at about 20% of the population, there is no longer any excuse for leaving us out of the equation. Public officials cannot continue to assume ‘all Americans’ believe in a deity, or continue to offend 20% of the population by imposing prayer at governmental meetings or government-hosted events. These surveys now show that ‘In God We Trust’ is a provenly inaccurate motto. Nonbelievers should not be treated as political pariahs,” Gaylor said.
#2 Jul 21, 2012
thank you for posting that. now what do we do to present some sort of "acceptable" image of agnosticism and atheism to the moderate, centrist, and leftist believers, so as to form a working coalition and defeat the overbreeding overbearing indoctrinating domineering homeschooling fundies? and what do I do to distinguish the salvageable Christians from the horrid ones, and convince atheists and agnostics to work together with people are not entirely enlightened on theology, but are decent folks who would be on the side of decent causes - such as separation of church and state, peace, and humane policy.
#3 Jul 21, 2012
Sorry I can't answer your post, HF. This part especially interests me.
In the UK, homeschooling has a completely different and almost entirely positive image. It is regulated by the state and one has to show that education is taking place and up to certain standards. UK home education isn't linked to any kind of fundamentalism at all. It has a good reputation and positive image.
Religious fundies using homeschooling as a method of isolating their children from wider society seems a problem peculiar to the USA.
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