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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 04:39 AM
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130. Nobody here cares whether or not you believe in a god
Nobody talks about it. In fact, we are very suspicious of people who talk about gods (not to mention bored to death by them). I think if you mentioned a strong belief in a god at a workplace, you would be considered the weirdo...
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  -Where can atheists and agnostics feel welcome? Erika  Apr-23-06 01:08 AM   #0 
  - i'm an atheist  JI7   Apr-23-06 01:10 AM   #1 
  - I do  shenmue   Apr-23-06 01:13 AM   #5 
     - That worries me, too. I'm afraid they may make some major  PublicWrath   Apr-23-06 01:28 AM   #20 
  - Just ignore all the nutcases  Oversea Visitor   Apr-23-06 01:11 AM   #2 
  - Religion should not be in the mix. That's a big part of the  babylonsister   Apr-23-06 01:12 AM   #3 
  - it's a two party system  pitohui   Apr-23-06 01:12 AM   #4 
  - Actually I feel that it's a one party system  DanCa   Apr-23-06 02:12 AM   #51 
  - You want to be part of a group to raise your voice, just not a religious  radwriter0555   Apr-23-06 01:13 AM   #6 
  - I think MOST of us join groups  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 01:17 AM   #10 
  - i don't believe atheists/agnostics cost votes  pitohui   Apr-23-06 01:25 AM   #18 
  - I really like you.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 01:29 AM   #21 
  - I've never read a better post  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:35 AM   #23 
  - Thomas Jefferson said that two decades ago.  unschooler   Apr-23-06 01:47 AM   #35 
     - Jefferson said that two decades ago? OK n/t  Erika   Apr-23-06 02:10 AM   #49 
        - Whoops. I meant two CENTURIES ago.  unschooler   Apr-23-06 09:12 PM   #165 
  - What about those of us that can't stand? :D  DanCa   Apr-23-06 01:44 AM   #30 
  - Well, they've managed to convince some on the left  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 01:49 AM   #38 
     - Which is ironic because Jesus was never friends with a politician.  DanCa   Apr-23-06 02:09 AM   #47 
  - Do you believe them? I don't. I don't think being religious or not being  radwriter0555   Apr-23-06 04:59 AM   #131 
     - Unfortunately, other peoples beliefs and opinions matter very much  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 06:59 AM   #134 
  - that's the way i am also  JI7   Apr-23-06 01:19 AM   #11 
  - The fact that non-religious people are automatically disqualified  ladjf   Apr-23-06 08:04 AM   #136 
  - I don't feel that way, Erika  msgadget   Apr-23-06 01:13 AM   #7 
  - Can you include Pagans and Wiccans in your welcome?  KitchenWitch   Apr-23-06 01:14 AM   #8 
  - I like the simplicity of being pagan  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:20 AM   #12 
  - Just skip the posts regarding religious matters if they offend you.  8_year_nightmare   Apr-23-06 01:15 AM   #9 
  - I am very uncomfortable with the religious chest-beating  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:24 AM   #17 
     - That gets on my nerves, too.  8_year_nightmare   Apr-23-06 01:48 AM   #36 
     - As Bruce Springsteen says :  DanCa   Apr-23-06 02:20 AM   #61 
        - Hey, DanCa. Good choice to quote.  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 02:35 AM   #70 
           - Just remember Tuesday the new cd is comming out. :D  DanCa   Apr-23-06 02:38 AM   #72 
              - He's on Good Morning America, that morning, too, I believe.  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 02:39 AM   #73 
                 - Yeah am dying to hear his version of John Henry  DanCa   Apr-23-06 02:42 AM   #75 
                    - Link for anyone interested in tickets: I guess I will go  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 02:51 AM   #78 
  - Well the Republicans dont practice christianity.  DanCa   Apr-23-06 01:21 AM   #13 
  - Let me tell you about bill  Oversea Visitor   Apr-23-06 01:22 AM   #14 
  - Bill was an amusing nut  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:29 AM   #22 
  - He is a bad example of a god fearing person  Oversea Visitor   Apr-23-06 01:36 AM   #24 
     - Uh, he was for the typical Republican n/t  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:38 AM   #26 
        - I am fimilar with such mindset  Oversea Visitor   Apr-23-06 02:02 AM   #44 
  - "The Mighty God of DU spoke...."  Dunvegan   Apr-23-06 02:58 AM   #81 
     - Hey  Oversea Visitor   Apr-23-06 03:12 AM   #88 
  - in the burning, sulphurous pits of hell  leftofthedial   Apr-23-06 01:23 AM   #15 
  - England. Something like 40%+ are atheist, agnostic, non-declared.  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 01:23 AM   #16 
  - You mean I can actually say that there?  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 01:37 AM   #25 
  - Yeah, Atheists and Agnostics are not heathens  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:41 AM   #27 
  - I live in the south.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 01:44 AM   #31 
     - Told a fundy I was an agnostic...  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:07 AM   #45 
        - Me too.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 02:11 AM   #50 
           - I did the same thing when I wanted to finish reading a book at the VA  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:18 AM   #58 
              - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:20 AM   #93 
              - Demon Haunted World  CrispyQGirl   Apr-23-06 09:26 AM   #144 
              - FYI  CrispyQGirl   Apr-23-06 09:22 AM   #143 
  - Or Japan  charlie   Apr-23-06 01:44 AM   #29 
  - Anywhere but here, apparently.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 01:47 AM   #33 
     - Whereabouts are you at, Beam...?  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 02:27 AM   #65 
        - Kentucky.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:20 AM   #94 
  - Same here. I teach in North Carolina.  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 02:25 AM   #64 
  - The indoctrination begins in the early formative years...  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:32 AM   #69 
  - I got that indoctrination but I grew up.  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 02:37 AM   #71 
  - WHY is the question.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 02:42 AM   #74 
  - That's interesting Beam me up. My area, on the other hand, is the  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:06 AM   #84 
  - sigh...  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:16 AM   #90 
     - Yeah, I bet it is. Fortunately, my husband has no more interest than  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:42 AM   #107 
        - I'm working on it.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:46 AM   #112 
           - My mom's living in TX now, too. She's my spy in enemy territory.  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:50 AM   #116 
              - I know exactly how your mom feels.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:55 AM   #120 
                 - LOL! n/t  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:58 AM   #122 
                 - ...  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 04:00 AM   #124 
  - Nobody here cares whether or not you believe in a god  mr blur   Apr-23-06 04:39 AM   #130 
     - Same here, my friend as yet confined by mother England, same here.  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 07:01 AM   #135 
  - That sounds right. England has never been intensely religious.  PublicWrath   Apr-23-06 01:48 AM   #37 
     - IIRC didn't the puritans overrun the place once and then  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 03:25 AM   #96 
        - Quite true. But, in general there has been less superstition of the cruel  PublicWrath   Apr-23-06 04:06 AM   #127 
  - You have a voice- its called voting. Vote for who supports  Olney Blue   Apr-23-06 01:25 AM   #19 
  - I'm fading fast here  salvorhardin   Apr-23-06 01:41 AM   #28 
  - Great post. Thank you.  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:46 AM   #32 
     - We've got to do it  salvorhardin   Apr-23-06 02:01 AM   #43 
  - Forgive My Ignorance, But Can You Educate Me On What The Problem Is?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-23-06 01:47 AM   #34 
  - How many threads have you seen on atheists/agnostics  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:54 AM   #40 
  - It's also an affront to the many Christians who believe in separation  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:11 AM   #86 
     - Precisely.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:17 AM   #92 
        - We certainly do. I feel like the Repubs have been snaking their way  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:44 AM   #110 
        - See, I hate to see that.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:49 AM   #115 
        - delete  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:44 AM   #111 
  - "One nation under god", "In god we trust", other "god" crap.  CrazyForKucinich   Apr-23-06 02:21 AM   #63 
  - Ya know I'd think that Jesus would be insulted in having his name on money  DanCa   Apr-23-06 02:30 AM   #67 
     - DanCa- I believe it's the "love" of money that is the root of all evil...  Olney Blue   Apr-23-06 11:45 AM   #151 
  - General day-to-day suppression.  Hissyspit   Apr-23-06 02:31 AM   #68 
  - Yet atheists hold themselves accountable  Erika   Apr-23-06 02:51 AM   #77 
  - here are some questions that may respond to yours  spooky3   Apr-23-06 09:27 AM   #145 
  - They fear atheists don't feel guilt about sex (like they do).  Hardrada   Apr-23-06 01:52 AM   #39 
  - No, we don't  Erika   Apr-23-06 01:55 AM   #41 
  - I'll meet ya halfway on that...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-23-06 01:59 AM   #42 
  - That is insulting to atheists and agnostics  Erika   Apr-23-06 02:08 AM   #46 
  - He didn't say that at all  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:13 AM   #54 
  - Who said that? What I said was...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-23-06 02:20 AM   #62 
  - That's not what he's saying. Now who's being defensive?  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:33 AM   #102 
     - I can spout off on values all day, constantly.  FlaGranny   Apr-23-06 04:28 PM   #158 
  - Here in the south, there are some fundies...  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:10 AM   #48 
  - Why I will never visit the South  Erika   Apr-23-06 02:12 AM   #52 
  - Not everyone is like that  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:15 AM   #56 
  - They're all over...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-23-06 02:27 AM   #66 
  - Howard Dean never panders to them.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 02:14 AM   #55 
  - Just ONE of the many reasons that Howard Dean will  PassingFair   Apr-23-06 06:42 PM   #160 
  - What the fundies don't understand  CrispyQGirl   Apr-23-06 09:51 AM   #146 
  - I'm leaning towards agnostic myself. Christian fundies today are the worst  NVMojo   Apr-23-06 02:13 AM   #53 
  - Ha . I like that may I borrow it?  DanCa   Apr-23-06 02:17 AM   #57 
  - Hmph...I'm stealing both of those  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:19 AM   #60 
  - I think if everyone followed Christ's teachings  Erika   Apr-23-06 02:18 AM   #59 
  - I won't evangelize you if you don't snark about the invisible sky daddy  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 02:49 AM   #76 
  - There's a war on agnostics?  cynatnite   Apr-23-06 02:52 AM   #79 
  - I figured that since the OP included them, I should too  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 02:58 AM   #82 
     - That is because us Atheists occasionally suffer from  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 03:12 AM   #87 
     - The ones I knew on usenet  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 03:17 AM   #91 
     - No, we don't all "suffer from attacks of evangelism".  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:27 AM   #98 
        - Sorry BMUS, cross-culture again or bad wording-  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 03:31 AM   #100 
           - Sorry,  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:41 AM   #106 
              - *phewf* I am very, very relieved that that is sorted without damage.  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 03:44 AM   #109 
                 - LOL!  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:47 AM   #113 
                    - I am working on bieng the second most prolific poster;  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 03:51 AM   #117 
                       - Wow, congrats on your 3K!  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:56 AM   #121 
                          - Aye! I don't drink and I haven't started writing that new  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 03:59 AM   #123 
                             - nooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 04:01 AM   #125 
                                - I thought you could use the laugh. Your PM sounded stressed.  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 04:03 AM   #126 
                                   - Too many threads.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 04:09 AM   #128 
     - You are aware there are different kinds of atheists, aren't you?  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:24 AM   #95 
        - Stereotyped by "people like me"?  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 03:32 AM   #101 
           - Ah, if you miss it,  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:38 AM   #104 
           - It's cool. As the token theist on alt.atheism  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 03:49 AM   #114 
              - Snort!  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:53 AM   #119 
           - Well... it was Usenet  charlie   Apr-23-06 03:43 AM   #108 
              - Ain't that the truth.  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 03:52 AM   #118 
  - Join the war on Christians  Erika   Apr-23-06 02:56 AM   #80 
  - I'm not crying.  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 03:02 AM   #83 
  - Why are you so defensive?  Erika   Apr-23-06 03:09 AM   #85 
  - You used a broad brush yourself.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:25 AM   #97 
     - I wasn't seeing that in the statement. I hope that people acknowledge that  LittleClarkie   Apr-23-06 03:34 AM   #103 
        - Yeah, it's hard to gage intent on the internet.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:40 AM   #105 
  - I wish people wouldn't lump all Christians in the same group, ignoring  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 03:14 AM   #89 
     - Most of us do know that.  beam me up scottie   Apr-23-06 03:29 AM   #99 
  - Oooh, another Daoist on DU  toddaa   Apr-23-06 08:23 AM   #138 
  - nowhere  Skittles   Apr-23-06 04:31 AM   #129 
  - my impression is that you are very welcome here.  Lerkfish   Apr-23-06 06:34 AM   #132 
  - We're pretty welcome in there, yes, and very welcome in  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 06:53 AM   #133 
     - ah. well, progressive christians are ALSO unwelcome in freeper palaces, if  Lerkfish   Apr-23-06 08:54 AM   #141 
  - Not in Heaven, thats for sure n/t  exlrrp   Apr-23-06 08:20 AM   #137 
  - Check out Unitarian Universalists meetings in your area.  kikiek   Apr-23-06 08:31 AM   #139 
  - Wow. After all I have heard of America it is nice to hear that!  Random_Australian   Apr-23-06 08:33 AM   #140 
     - I no loner feel like there isn't anyone around who thinks like me. There  kikiek   Apr-23-06 03:02 PM   #156 
  - So, what do you suggest to give voice to atheists?  Festivito   Apr-23-06 09:15 AM   #142 
  - At my house.  Mountainman   Apr-23-06 10:42 AM   #147 
  - My daughter's softball coach wanted a team prayer before.....  begley   Apr-23-06 11:32 AM   #148 
  - Heh - reminds me of my dad. When someone asks him if he thinks there  kath   Apr-23-06 07:35 PM   #161 
     - precisely, Kath  begley   Apr-23-06 09:01 PM   #164 
  - In hell... oh .... well you asked.  lonestarnot   Apr-23-06 11:36 AM   #149 
  - Let me ask you a question:  Clark2008   Apr-23-06 11:37 AM   #150 
  - No one flamed me for my hell comment yet.  lonestarnot   Apr-23-06 11:48 AM   #152 
  - I think the bigger problem is that atheists cannot be elected  alarimer   Apr-23-06 12:25 PM   #153 
  - Exactly - that is a HUGE problem. We, unfortunately, are DECADES away  kath   Apr-23-06 07:37 PM   #162 
  - Anywhere truth is valued.  BlooInBloo   Apr-23-06 12:28 PM   #154 
  - Religion is a brain numbing experience no matter how you  happydreams   Apr-23-06 02:36 PM   #155 
  - All religion isn't fundamentalist. Most Christian denominations aren't.  pnwmom   Apr-23-06 08:38 PM   #163 
  - Sometimes it feels that way being a religious person and a liberal.  Left Is Write   Apr-23-06 03:08 PM   #157 
  - Atheists on the radio  LunaSea   Apr-23-06 05:40 PM   #159 
 

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