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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:47 PM

 

Where can Atheists, Agnostics, Theists and everything-else-ists work together?

Politics. We can work together there. There are enough like minded people in the believing world where we could work together.

Feeding the homeless. We both have a stake in this.

OThers?

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Reply Where can Atheists, Agnostics, Theists and everything-else-ists work together? (Original post)
Taverner Oct 2012 OP
skepticscott Oct 2012 #1
trotsky Oct 2012 #2
rexcat Oct 2012 #3
Warpy Oct 2012 #4
dimbear Oct 2012 #5
ZombieHorde Oct 2012 #6
sakabatou Oct 2012 #13
JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #7
WillParkinson Oct 2012 #8
beam me up scottie Oct 2012 #9
onager Oct 2012 #11
beam me up scottie Oct 2012 #12
Mr.Bill Oct 2012 #10
sakabatou Oct 2012 #14
Mr.Bill Oct 2012 #15
sakabatou Oct 2012 #16
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2012 #17
madmom Oct 2012 #18

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:57 PM

1. They already do work together

to feed the homeless. Atheists just aren't as likely to say "Look at me! Look how my lack of belief makes me such a great person!", so you don't notice so much.

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:10 PM

2. This x1,000,000,000.

That's my opinion, at least.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:25 PM

3. I have done a lot of volunteer work...

over the years and I can say that I never brought up my lack of beliefs but I can tell you that a lot of theists sure let me know of their religious beliefs. When asked, especially in the community I live in, it would not be a wise thing for me to bring up my atheism, both for my safety and people just turning their back on me, which has happened.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:28 PM

4. Everywhere there is work to do, paid or unpaid

Atheists are there. We're everywhere, although most of us have learned if we want to keep our jobs, our families and our friends that we have to stay in that "just not religious" closet.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:32 PM

5. In unions, preferably. n/t

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:22 PM

6. In bed. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:24 AM

13. XD

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:36 AM

7. Yep, down at Dem HQ.

We've got all stripes of mindset in regard to religion showing up and working hard toward our common goal. It's pretty awesome.

Julie

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:00 AM

8. Paul and I volunteer at an animal shelter...

The women there are fairly religious, but it's not about that, it's all about the animals.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:25 PM

9. We do work together with religious people when it comes to politics.

That is until they throw us under the bus with the glbt people when the going gets tough.

Yeah yeah, I know, sit down and shut up, bmus.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:47 PM

11. That's the point where I would stop working with them.

Otherwise I don't have a problem working with religious people on charity or politics or whatever.

Somewhere in here is a thread I started about my atheist Republican co-workers. One of them told Todd "legit rape" Akin to FOAD, and actually donated to Claire McCaskill's campaign. Which impressed me.

Realizing that's "working with" in a very specific sense, otherwise unemployment for us if we all start ranting about politics at work. But I don't have a problem with it in a general sense, either.

I do have a problem with something I often seem to see on DU, which I think you are talking about with "throwing us under the bus."

Religionists claim to want the support of "everyone," including non-believers, marching arm-in-arm with them and singing Kumbaya on certain issues.

But then they push religion to the front of the parade with lots of blather about how gosh-darn-wonderful believing is, or how all of us really want to live in a religious society, etc. Non-believers get ignored at best and told to STFU at worst.

Example: someone once posted a thread about us fighting "the common enemy." I responded that my common enemy is superstitionists, whether they come from the Right or the Left. That caused so much butt-hurt I should have invested in Preparation H.

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Response to onager (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:11 PM

12. Your co-worker is a rare gem these days. I covet your blue state crib.

Down here we have a republican congressman running for re-election who: beat up and cheated on his first wife (with one of his patients - dude's a doctor), got her pregnant, told her to get an abortion (keep in mind that he was the one who taped that phone conversation and it was leaked the first time he ran 4 years ago), remarried, became extremely anti-choice and will probably win re-election since he is considered one of the most conservative republicans in congress.


You've been around DU long enough to remember what happens here when some big mouthed atheist gets interviewed or quoted right before an election.

We're not just told to shut up, we are shunned. If dems could divorce us they would.

Remember the song by Til Tuesday, 'Voices Carry'? That's what it's like.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:47 PM

10. Speaking for myself,

I think Atheists are inherently difficult to organize. We tend to not follow others and we are independant thinkers.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:25 AM

14. We're "like cats"

But a lot of cats can make a lot of noise.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:10 PM

15. If nothing else,

we can piss all over everything and stink the place up.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:11 PM

16. LOL

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:54 PM

17. I wonder about atheist pet owners...

and what the percentage of cat vs dog owners is. Not knocking dogs- they can be good for protecting property. But they are little kiss-asses.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:28 PM

18. In 2008 when President Obama ask that his volunteers to take that energy

we use to get him elected and use it for good, the people I worked with at the OFA office decided to start a volunteer organization. It is still going strong. We do all sorts of volunteer work in our community from picking up trash to donating to animal shelters to feeding the hungry. We are atheist, Catholic, Baptists and everything in between. We work well together. We also socialize well together. We've all become very good friends.

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