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Old 05-05-2009, 08:54 AM
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40 Million Nonbelievers in America? The Secret Is Almost Out | Rights and Liberties | AlterNet
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Yea.. if you live in a metropolis like I do and you're an atheist no one cares.. I'm sure it varies in employment situations but in the social sphere its totally acceptable. I guess people raised in urban areas, with huge concentrations of every minority possible care less what you believe. At University of Houston where I go to white people are definately the minority. lol In small towns, (bible belt, midwest, etc) the situation is totally different.
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I live in a small city in a rural, conservative, bible-belt area. It was funny reading the letters to the editor in our local rag about the election. Everyone was afraid that Obama was going to make the US a "godless muslim" country. I don't bother trying to talk to "these people" cause their minds are already made up. I was happy to hear that my state (Ohio) went for Obama tho! Hah! It was the big cities that carried him; Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Cincinnati.


I did have the pleasure however, of trying to convince someone that he was American. They said he wasn't an American, he was Hawaiian! I guess they flunked American history in school!
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Ha! Living in the rural-ish bible belt and being a non-believer is pretty amusing. I have some interesting conversations, for sure.

How about this: my new best way to describe my religious beliefs-- Agnostic apatheist: I don't know and I don't care.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:45 AM
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One of my favorite Bill Maher quotes of all-time:

Just because the vote is 4 to 1 doesn't make the minority wrong.
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Having lived in the greater Los Angles area I cant remember a time when someone asked me if I believed in God or not. None of my friends of that time even mentioned God or religion or what not.
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I grew up in the Bay Area. I don't remember religion ever being an issue in any way.
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Uhg, my step-son's mother was/is hardcore whatever. She would return books we bought because the kids were only allowed to read the bible.

When I was a teacher in an inner city California public school I was surprised (and a bit frightened) by how many openly hard core religious teachers there were.
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repent or burn

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Originally Posted by windysan View Post
repent or burn

LOL

*bowing down to windy*
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