Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

There are 38659 comments on the www.washingtonpost.com story from Apr 30, 2011, titled Why do Americans still dislike atheists?. In it, www.washingtonpost.com reports that:

Long after blacks and Jews have made great strides, and even as homosexuals gain respect, acceptance and new rights, there is still a group that lots of Americans just don't like much: atheists.

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White man

Houston, TX

#39905 Oct 1, 2012
Not all Americans hate Atheists.
Some of us are Atheists.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#39906 Oct 2, 2012
White man wrote:
Not all Americans hate Atheists.
Some of us are Atheists.
"No, I don't know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God. I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists. "

G.H.W. Bush
US President

How does it feel to be regarded as a non-citizen by a former President?

How do you think it would feel to be a veteran who honorably served their county to be deemed from their civilian Commander in Chief as unpatriotic?

And then they utter the words "separation of church and state" in the same thought? With ignorance like that, what do the words "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" mean if it's not in line with a Christian Crusade (offer not valid if the Pope declares it. After all, this is a =Protestant Christian= nation, amirite)?
White man

Houston, TX

#39907 Oct 8, 2012
greymouser wrote:
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"No, I don't know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God. I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists. "
G.H.W. Bush
US President
How does it feel to be regarded as a non-citizen by a former President?
How do you think it would feel to be a veteran who honorably served their county to be deemed from their civilian Commander in Chief as unpatriotic?
And then they utter the words "separation of church and state" in the same thought? With ignorance like that, what do the words "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" mean if it's not in line with a Christian Crusade (offer not valid if the Pope declares it. After all, this is a =Protestant Christian= nation, amirite)?
It doesn't bother me at all. I support his freedom of speech but, it doesn't mean agree with it!

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#39908 Oct 8, 2012

“There are other issues.”

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#39909 Oct 8, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
http://www.atheistmissionary.c om/2009/03/back-to-atheist-bas ics-hume-on-miracles.html?m=1

Lourdes debunked.
Here comes another self proclaimed title.

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#39910 Oct 8, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Here comes another self proclaimed title.
Kinda like your username, failed Creationist chump.

“There are other issues.”

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#39911 Oct 8, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Kinda like your username, failed Creationist chump.
Another lay opinion.

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#39912 Oct 8, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Another lay opinion.
Another lame comeback from the failed Creationist.

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#39913 Oct 8, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Another lay opinion.
Says the proven failed Creationist with nothing to his name.

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#39914 Oct 8, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Another lame comeback from the failed Creationist.
Don't worry, Septic, no one will take the Lame Comeback Cup from your fat little fingers.

“There are other issues.”

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#39915 Oct 8, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Says the proven failed Creationist with nothing to his name.
Wow! Did everyone learn from this super comeback that was written by skeptic? Amazing! You should be a comedian. Oh wait, you're a loser.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#39916 Oct 10, 2012
White man wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't bother me at all. I support his freedom of speech but, it doesn't mean agree with it!
But for some people, disagreeing with them means you are infringing on their right to free speech.

“There are other issues.”

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#39918 Oct 14, 2012
Doctor Who Two wrote:
<quoted text>He is better known as Skippy.
Skippy lives in the mental ward at
Bethesda. When he's good he gets time online. When he's bad he gets shock treatment. LOL

We enjoys Skippy's rants.
That explains everything! Thank you!

Since: Mar 11

Hurst, TX

#39919 Oct 14, 2012
We see Americans becoming more accepting and approving of atheists by the day. Recent polling shows that a whopping 30% of Americans age 30 and under now are non believers. Christian and other religious leaders are calling this a crisis and holding emergency meetings about this. The world is progressing past the God of Abraham and gods/spirits in general.

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#39920 Oct 15, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Wow! Did everyone learn from this super comeback that was written by skeptic? Amazing! You should be a comedian. Oh wait, you're a loser.
Says the idiot who failed to convince anyone that Jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs.

You see, your own stupidity trumps anything you say, I mean after all, you are a lying Creationist.

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#39921 Oct 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Don't worry, Septic, no one will take the Lame Comeback Cup from your fat little fingers.
I'm sorry your ego is so damaged by the entire forum vomiting over your religious crap and pathetic attempts at making "arguments".

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#39922 Oct 15, 2012
Doctor Who Two wrote:
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He is better known as Skippy.
Skippy lives in the mental ward at
Bethesda. When he's good he gets time online. When he's bad he gets shock treatment. LOL
We enjoys Skippy's rants.
Oh look its the ReTardis. Do me a favour and go back 6000 years so you can see for yourself that Creationism is a pile of made up nonsense and that you're and ignorant brainwashed lying tool.

“There are other issues.”

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#39923 Oct 15, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Says the idiot who failed to convince anyone that Jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs.

You see, your own stupidity trumps anything you say, I mean after all, you are a lying Creationist.
Wow! Did you see this creative post? It took a lot of effort to repost. Skippy is so creative.

“There are other issues.”

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#39924 Oct 15, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Oh look its the ReTardis. Do me a favour and go back 6000 years so you can see for yourself that Creationism is a pile of made up nonsense and that you're and ignorant brainwashed lying tool.
Be a good boy skippy and take those meds. After, you can play with building blocks.

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