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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 05:24 PM

20. I have entertained the idea that for some, perhaps all, atheism/theism is not a choice.

And not just because of indoctrination but because that is just who you are. Most believers could not choose to not believe and most atheists could not choose to believe.

I do think that there is rather significant prejudice against atheists in some communities. In some countries you can be killed or jailed. While that's not true in the US, there are still ramifications in some area.

I think it is a civil rights movement at this point and is moving ahead pretty smoothly.

There are always individuals within groups that cling to persecution. That's their problem and clearly not unique to atheism.

Glad you voted! I forgot to get my absentee ballot.

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