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Thread #150803 Message #3515393
Posted By: GUEST,gillymor
15-May-13 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Militant Atheism' is a propaganda term
Subject: RE: BS: Strident atheism not a religion
That would be a nice touch, Mrrzy.
Good point about religious bullies, Stringsinger. I have one in my immediate family and several amongst my inlaws which makes for some pretty hairy holiday gatherings and although I've been a live and let live non-theist since I learned to think for myself (that is not a jab at the faithful) I lean toward strident atheism when confronted by them and other evangelical christians who try to force the "I am the way and the light" doctrine on me as well as their anti-choice and anti-gay agendas. Sadly, these folks, whose company I do enjoy (most of them, anyway) when not blungeoned with their religious discourse, would be bullies regardless of their religious inclinations as evidenced by their agressive political posturing. Not surprisingly they all get their marching orders from Rush Limbaugh. Christian fundamentalism seems to just be another weapon in their arsenal.
That said, a large majority of the christians I know are kind, charitable, non-judgemental people.