The numbers are in: America still dis...

The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims

There are 40 comments on the Salon story from Jul 21, 2014, titled The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims. In it, Salon reports that:

Religious tension is nothing new in America. Hatred between religions, distrust and downright anger are the everyday norm for anyone with a television set or access to the Internet.

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“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#1 Jul 22, 2014
Kudos for original thinking to those who came up with the idea for this survey. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the high regard most groups have for Jews, who were discriminated against during the early twentieth century on a level nearly equal to that of African-Americans. The low regard for atheists comes as no surprise It would be interesting to see a study like this conducted on an international scale and including a wider array of religious identifications.
Richardfs

Auburn, Australia

#2 Jul 22, 2014
"The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims"

and that is surprising, how?

For those of us outside of the U.S., America through the media appears to be the world's most religiously up tight country.

Which is rather strange when one considers that people moved there for religious freedom.

Since: May 10

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#3 Jul 23, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
"The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims"
and that is surprising, how?
For those of us outside of the U.S., America through the media appears to be the world's most religiously up tight country.
Which is rather strange when one considers that people moved there for religious freedom.
Seeking religious freedom is not seeking to be free from religion.

In fact, it's an indication you might want to be religious.

Also, they may have moved here because England sucks.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#4 Jul 23, 2014
NightSerf wrote:
Kudos for original thinking to those who came up with the idea for this survey. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the high regard most groups have for Jews, who were discriminated against during the early twentieth century on a level nearly equal to that of African-Americans. The low regard for atheists comes as no surprise It would be interesting to see a study like this conducted on an international scale and including a wider array of religious identifications.
What do you care about the Jews. They believe in God, like you Atheists say, they just keep doing harm like any other Religous person.

Just one little hint, a Atheist killed 6 million Jews.
Patrick

United States

#5 Jul 23, 2014
Israel has accused airlines and aviation regulators of damaging its economy after carriers stopped flying to Tel Aviv because of the conflict between government forces and militants in Gaza.
Many US and European airlines, which suspended flights to Ben Gurion International airport on Tuesday, maintained their stance on Wednesday – although a smaller number, including British Airways, continued with services to Tel Aviv.

The US Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday extended a ban on US airlines flying to Ben Gurion after a rocket landed about one mile from the airport on Tuesday.
The initial FAA ban lasted 24 hours from Tuesday, and was extended by an additional 24 hours from Wednesday. The European Aviation Safety Agency also “strongly” advised EU carriers not to fly to Ben Gurion until further notice.
Patrick

United States

#6 Jul 23, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
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What do you care about the Jews. They believe in God, like you Atheists say, they just keep doing harm like any other Religous person.
Just one little hint, a Atheist killed 6 million Jews.
Hitler was an azzhole but difficult to pin down the little shiits beliefs for certain.

Since: May 10

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#7 Jul 23, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Hitler was an azzhole but difficult to pin down the little shiits beliefs for certain.
No it isn't hard to pin down.

Hitler was a Darwinist.

He killed for science.

“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

#8 Jul 23, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
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What do you care about the Jews. They believe in God, like you Atheists say, they just keep doing harm like any other Religous person.
Just one little hint, a Atheist killed 6 million Jews.
Hitler was a Christian. Oh, I'd agree that he didn't do the best job of following the teachings of Jesus, but he was in line with the religious thought of many xians.
Patrick

United States

#9 Jul 23, 2014
Hitler was a Christian. Liam
Hitler was a Darwinist. Crick

“It’s a floor wax!
It’s a dessert topping!
Wait, it’s a floor wax and a dessert topping!”

“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

#10 Jul 23, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Hitler was a Christian. Liam
Hitler was a Darwinist. Crick
“It’s a floor wax!
It’s a dessert topping!
Wait, it’s a floor wax and a dessert topping!”
Yeah, but there is actual evidence (like quotes of Hitler's own comments) that show he was xian, and "Darwinist" is a meaningless term invented by people who are too ignorant to understand the science behind the theory of evolution.
Patrick

United States

#11 Jul 23, 2014
Liam R wrote:
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Yeah, but there is actual evidence (like quotes of Hitler's own comments) that show he was xian, and "Darwinist" is a meaningless term invented by people who are too ignorant to understand the science behind the theory of evolution.
He may have meant "Social Darwinist" as per the Republican party blaming the poor for being poor?
Hitler was a liar, did claim Christianity in speeches and in private ridiculed Christians, e.g."Hitler's Table Talk"

The fruit cake shot himself .... earlier would have been nice!
Peace

“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

#12 Jul 23, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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He may have meant "Social Darwinist" as per the Republican party blaming the poor for being poor?
Hitler was a liar, did claim Christianity in speeches and in private ridiculed Christians, e.g."Hitler's Table Talk"
The fruit cake shot himself .... earlier would have been nice!
Peace
A unit of the British army in WW1 came so very close to shooting him, but they couldn't get orders from HQ to attack the area...

Since: May 10

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#13 Jul 24, 2014
Liam R wrote:
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Hitler was a Christian. Oh, I'd agree that he didn't do the best job of following the teachings of Jesus, but he was in line with the religious thought of many xians.
No, Hitler was not a Christian.

He was a devout Darwinist.

Hitler had plans in place to eradicate Christianity from Germany, and it was underway.

The Nuremberg documents prove this - it's settled history.

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#14 Jul 24, 2014
Liam R wrote:
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Yeah, but there is actual evidence (like quotes of Hitler's own comments) that show he was xian, and "Darwinist" is a meaningless term invented by people who are too ignorant to understand the science behind the theory of evolution.
Hitler used christian comments as propaganda. He hated Christianity.

The Nuremberg documents prove so.

"Darwinist" is a term used in scientific literature by evolutionists themselves.

You don't know what you're talking about.

Since: May 10

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#15 Jul 24, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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He may have meant "Social Darwinist" as per the Republican party blaming the poor for being poor?
Provide an example of the Republican party blaming the poor for being poor.

Or, just admit you are a liar.
Patrick

United States

#16 Jul 24, 2014
Liam R wrote:
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A unit of the British army in WW1 came so very close to shooting him, but they couldn't get orders from HQ to attack the area...
Sad they missed Hitler.
Peace
religionisillnes s

London, UK

#17 Jul 27, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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No it isn't hard to pin down.
Hitler was a Darwinist.
He killed for science.
Why does it say "In God We Trust" on every single f*cking nazi belt buck?

You are a joke.
religionisillnes s

London, UK

#18 Jul 27, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Hitler used christian comments as propaganda. He hated Christianity.
The Nuremberg documents prove so.
"Darwinist" is a term used in scientific literature by evolutionists themselves.
You don't know what you're talking about.
Evolution is a fact.

Science disproves Creationist Crap

Hitler was Catholic.

Buck Crick converted to Creationism while in prison for violent crime to shorten his sentence.

Buck lies about science and atheists in order to convert people online to his Creationist cult.
religionisillnes s

London, UK

#19 Jul 27, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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He may have meant "Social Darwinist" as per the Republican party blaming the poor for being poor?
Hitler was a liar, did claim Christianity in speeches and in private ridiculed Christians, e.g."Hitler's Table Talk"
The fruit cake shot himself .... earlier would have been nice!
Peace
“The anti-Semitism of the new movement (Christian Social movement)
was based on religious ideas instead of racial knowledge.”

[Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf", Vol. 1, Chapter 3]

“I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty
Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord’s work.”

[Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936]

“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

#20 Jul 28, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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No, Hitler was not a Christian.
He was a devout Darwinist.
Hitler had plans in place to eradicate Christianity from Germany, and it was underway.
The Nuremberg documents prove this - it's settled history.
Hitler had made numerous comments referring to his xian faith. Since he was dead well before the Nuremberg trials got started, he had no testimony at those trials.

There is no such thing as a "Darwinist". If that is being used to refer to a person who accepts the fact that evolution happened, then it is impossible for a person to be devout, since accepting the fact of evolution is not a religion, it is merely the acceptance of reality as demonstrated by science.

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