Oppression of atheists

Oppression of atheists

There are 166 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jan 6, 2013, titled Oppression of atheists. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

The case that atheists are oppressed has a germ of truth in it - but like all media proclamations, one might find the facts are not exactly square with the analysis proffered to the public at large.

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Not KittenKoder

Australia

#1 Jan 7, 2013
From the story.......

"However, I do observe that some American 'angry-atheists' seem to go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that all people of faith will detest them with utter contempt."

Speaks for itself

BTW- I will no longer use the name KittenKoder as I donot want any association with that failed flaccid little man. Yes,.......
FLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Jan 10, 2013
Not KittenKoder wrote:
From the story.......
"However, I do observe that some American 'angry-atheists' seem to go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that all people of faith will detest them with utter contempt."
Speaks for itself
BTW- I will no longer use the name KittenKoder as I donot want any association with that failed flaccid little man. Yes,.......
FLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID!
Irony meter went haywire on that one.

First, if your assertions were half true, then wouldn't "flacid" be a desired effect?

Second, it does not surprise me that you would side with an enabler.

Since: Oct 06

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#3 Jan 10, 2013
It's a fact that Muslim ruled lands have oppressed and suppressed atheists and pagans.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

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#4 Jan 11, 2013
This tale is biased.
Try standing up in the bible belt states of the USA down south and declare yourself an atheist.
The response towards you would be akin to driving around in a pink van with a "gay pride" bumper sticker.
The USA citizens are the most bigoted and violent race on earth.
UK Soldier

UK

#5 Jan 11, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
This tale is biased.
Try standing up in the bible belt states of the USA down south and declare yourself an atheist.
The response towards you would be akin to driving around in a pink van with a "gay pride" bumper sticker.
The USA citizens are the most bigoted and violent race on earth.
I agree to some extent, as like all countries they have people residing in them who are truely fcked in the head.

However, I have been dug in with US soldiers and have met some amazing Yanks who want nothing more than to raise a family and enjoy life :)- not waste it by reading instrucion books (Quran bible ect) as no matter how many books claim there is an afterlife, no1 will ever know!

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jan 11, 2013
I don't think that atheists have much to complain about. Probably the most oppressed group in Islamic countries are the Baha'is particularly in Iran:

http://news.bahai.org/human-rights/iran/iran-...

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#7 Jan 11, 2013
UK Soldier wrote:
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as no matter how many books claim there is an afterlife, no1 will ever know!
I dunno though, I'm sure most of us on here have had supernatural experiences of some sort?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#8 Jan 11, 2013
Talking of wasting your time reading scripture, here is an article on the hypocrisy of ultra-orthodox jews. They regularly vote for war in the Knesset, but won't serve in the IDF themselves.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19492627
UK Soldier wrote:
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I agree to some extent, as like all countries they have people residing in them who are truely fcked in the head.
However, I have been dug in with US soldiers and have met some amazing Yanks who want nothing more than to raise a family and enjoy life :)- not waste it by reading instrucion books (Quran bible ect) as no matter how many books claim there is an afterlife, no1 will ever know!

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jan 11, 2013
supersonic boom wrote:
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I dunno though, I'm sure most of us on here have had supernatural experiences of some sort?
Why would you be sure of that?
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10 Jan 11, 2013
UK Soldier wrote:
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I agree to some extent, as like all countries they have people residing in them who are truely fcked in the head.
However, I have been dug in with US soldiers and have met some amazing Yanks who want nothing more than to raise a family and enjoy life :)
Agree. I think a minority of American extremists give the rest a bad name.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11 Jan 11, 2013
supersonic boom wrote:
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I dunno though, I'm sure most of us on here have had supernatural experiences of some sort?
Which may have natural explanations. Such as hallucinations, dreams, etc.

People who claim to see God/ghosts/aliens can be just hallucinating, and what they claim to see is just in their mind.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#12 Jan 11, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
The USA citizens are the most bigoted and violent race on earth.
If we could go back in a time machine to the bronze age, people who we now consider fundies, would seem like tree hugging liberals compared to the blood thirsty and violent savages of the past.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#13 Jan 11, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Which may have natural explanations. Such as hallucinations, dreams, etc.
People who claim to see God/ghosts/aliens can be just hallucinating, and what they claim to see is just in their mind.
There are lots of stories and anecdotal evidence for both trains of thought.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#14 Jan 11, 2013
supersonic boom wrote:
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There are lots of stories and anecdotal evidence for both trains of thought.
Hmmm. Supernatural claims tend to have natural explanations, or can be put down to coincidence IMO.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#15 Jan 11, 2013
supersonic boom wrote:
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I dunno though, I'm sure most of us on here have had supernatural experiences of some sort?
Preachers just love folk like you. A mind open to suggestion.
LOL

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#16 Jan 11, 2013
supersonic boom wrote:
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There are lots of stories and anecdotal evidence for both trains of thought.
An ignorant person like yourself often believe in the paranormal or supernatural phenomena, e.g. psychic powers, ghosts, haunted houses, UFOs, and exorcism.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#17 Jan 11, 2013
supersonic boom wrote:
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I dunno though, I'm sure most of us on here have had supernatural experiences of some sort?
When someone wants to believe, even war looks like a miracle.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#18 Jan 11, 2013
I can't prove they don't exist but I've seen enough in my time to make me think they do.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#19 Jan 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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When someone wants to believe, even war looks like a miracle.
?

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#20 Jan 11, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
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An ignorant person like yourself often believe in the paranormal or supernatural phenomena, e.g. psychic powers, ghosts, haunted houses, UFOs, and exorcism.
UFO's? I'm skeptical.
Exorcisms? Nah!

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