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Collin Boots | Are atheists persecuted in America?

There are 8 comments on the Daily Pennsylvanian story from Apr 10, 2014, titled Collin Boots | Are atheists persecuted in America?. In it, Daily Pennsylvanian reports that:

Recently, Saudi Arabia officially declared that all atheist organizations are terrorist groups.

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#1 Apr 12, 2014
Yes they are

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2 Apr 12, 2014
Mikko wrote:
Yes they are
Of course!

There are even states in the US, which prohibit atheists from serving in public office-- in direct violation of the US Constitution.

Nobody has challenged these archaic and bigoted laws... not yet.

Eventually, the US will put away the childish things like god, religion and faith in bullshyt.

But not today, unfortunately.

The god-robots are still in the majority.

For now.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#3 Apr 13, 2014
Yes, though not to the extent as in some countries. Violence and discrimination (job, housing, etc.) perpetrated against people for being atheists is likely to be prosecuted in most jurisdictions. But there are backwards/backwoods places where rednecked and redhooded bigots can get away with ti..

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#4 Apr 13, 2014
P_Smith wrote:
Yes, though not to the extent as in some countries. Violence and discrimination (job, housing, etc.) perpetrated against people for being atheists is likely to be prosecuted in most jurisdictions. But there are backwards/backwoods places where rednecked and redhooded bigots can get away with ti..
Indeed.

And these bigoted places are easily identified, too-- they are places where religion reigns supreme.

Be it ugly Genuine Christianity¬ô or ugly Genuine Islam¬ô
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#5 Apr 14, 2014
I don't know about persecution, but there sometimes seems as much ignorance regarding religious faith as many places in the developing world....
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...

http://www.gallup.com/poll/155285/atheists-mu...

There is hope though. USAmericans have overcome prejudice against women, blacks and gays so those who aren't superstitious should be increasingly accepted.

Religion = superstition
and it's already a house of cards.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6 Apr 14, 2014
EdSed wrote:
I don't know about persecution, but there sometimes seems as much ignorance regarding religious faith as many places in the developing world....
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
http://www.gallup.com/poll/155285/atheists-mu...
There is hope though. USAmericans have overcome prejudice against women, blacks and gays so those who aren't superstitious should be increasingly accepted.
Religion = superstition
and it's already a house of cards.
Progress is slow, but steady.

This is because reality and facts will eventually overcome the most stubborn of lies (religion).

Look how long religion took to let go of the flat earth concept?

Or the geocentric universe?

Eventually, religion will let go their anti-gay, anti-women bigotry.

Already, many flavors of religion is already doing just that-- and marrying the gays, and ordaining women too.

Funny how that works: reality trumps lies.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#7 Apr 15, 2014
Persecution is a bit strong. Discrimination, yes. Disparagement, yes. But, no one's been arrested, detained, killed, tortured etc. for being an atheist.

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#8 Apr 15, 2014
Amused wrote:
Persecution is a bit strong. Discrimination, yes. Disparagement, yes. But, no one's been arrested, detained, killed, tortured etc. for being an atheist.
Not yet....

... if the ReThuglicans re-take the senate?

That could become a problem.

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