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17 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Happens to All th... · 1 reply · +2 points

That would be fantastic! I have a hard time imagining that any of us alive today will experience that in their lifetimes, but it could happen eventually and it could begin to happen much sooner in certain regions.

I am increasingly convinced that there are many people out there just pretending to believe. If that ceases to become necessary, we could suddenly find ourselves with quite a few more atheists.

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18 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Remembering Atheist Bl... · 0 replies · +1 points

The best part was that there wasn't even a rift yet. At least, not one I ever encountered.

1 day ago @ Atheist Revolution - How Do Fiscally Conser... · 0 replies · +2 points

Great points. I'm certainly with you on the Norquist pledge. I'd have a hard time supporting someone who refused to raise taxes under any circumstances.

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3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - How Do Fiscally Conser... · 0 replies · +3 points

I know what you mean. A refusal to utilize progressive taxation combined with efforts to balance budgets by cutting spending often seems uncharitable, even selfish. And like you said, this is amplified when there always seems to be more than enough money for the next war.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - How Do Fiscally Conser... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't think that all Republicans should be thought of as fiscally conservative. Many clearly aren't, and many seem quite supportive of certain forms of "big government" with all the spending it entails as well. But compared to the Democrats, they certainly present themselves as being more fiscally conservative.

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Happens to All th... · 0 replies · +3 points

I imagine that is right. One of the things some of the fundamentalist mega-churches have certainly done well has been to meet so many needs (e.g., child care, providing social opportunities, support during difficult times) that people end up having nearly every aspect of their lives connected to the church in some way. That seems like a fairly effective deterrent against people leaving. Instead of just being condemned to hell for leaving, one faces more immediate and tangible losses.

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Happens to All th... · 0 replies · +3 points

Those numbers are encouraging. Maybe there really is something to this decline.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Transgender Restroom Wars · 0 replies · +2 points

Yes, that was a good one. It does seem that the risk posed by Republican politicians, while small, is quite a bit greater than that posed by transgendered persons.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Losing Prince · 2 replies · +1 points

I don't know anything about Prince other than his music, so I don't have any comment on his approach to religion. If he pushed it on others, I'd have to agree that this would be a negative.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - I Don\'t Want To Drive... · 1 reply · +1 points

Is this your question?
If you disagree with what I am saying, why not openly explain what and why, instead?

If so, all I can say is that until I understand what you mean by hate speech, there is no way I can determine whether I agree with you or not.