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13 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Trying Something Besid... · 0 replies · +1 points

The sad thing is that there are still so many people who will eagerly vote for this type of politician. Even with term limits and money out of politics, I'm not sure this won't continue.

17 hours ago @ Bitch Spot - What Should I Do With ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I don't use YouTube enough to be familiar with what it can do, but I wonder if IFTTT might do at least some of what you're talking about with regard to helping you auto-post content elsewhere.

1 day ago @ Atheist Revolution - I Found God at the Gas... · 0 replies · +2 points

It seems like I see someone throw trash out the window of their vehicle at least a couple times a week. One of the many things I'll never understand.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Valentine\'s Day: Some... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thanks for the input. This post was intended to be rather flippant, though I did briefly consider trying to make it more informative before deciding against it.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Why Atheists Think Abo... · 0 replies · +3 points

Agreed. In that scenario, it would be hard to imagine spending any more time thinking about religion than we do about any of the mythologies our ancestors discarded long ago.

5 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ending Door-to-Door Pr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Interesting. I found that the area businesses stopped right away and that it was just the evangelical Christians that persisted. Fortunately, I think most of them finally realized they weren't wanted at my door. I haven't had more than a couple in the last year.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Forming a Secular Voti... · 0 replies · +3 points

Absolutely. I think that showing up to vote would be a step in the right direction because it would show the politicians that a significant portion of voters was not Christian. But pressuring those running for office or holding office on specific issues would be even more helpful. And we could do this even if we were less than thrilled with the specific person who was elected. This is where a secular voting bloc could really be effective.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christians Are Engaged... · 1 reply · +3 points

It is interesting how effective Christianity has been at absorbing pre-Christian beliefs like the ones you describe. With the regional and cultural differences, I imagine this helps to explain why Catholicism in the Philipines probably looks a bit different from Catholicism in the U.S. and why both likely differ from Catholicism in much of Europe or South America. Even if the core Catholic ideas all started from one point, they incorporated aspects of the local cultures as they spread.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christians Are Engaged... · 0 replies · +3 points

Yes, I also find it disturbing how some Christians really seem to enjoy the thought of non-Christians suffering in hell. In many cases, the "love" they talk about appears to be reserved for those who believe what they believe.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christians Are Engaged... · 0 replies · +3 points

Yep. Another troubling aspect of demon-belief is how often the faithful seem to use it as an opportunity to treat persons suffering from mental illness in appalling ways.