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  • being an atheist is a bad thing when 1 in 6 people on the planet are atheist/nontheist.

    • [they say that like] being an atheist is a bad thing when 1 in 6 people on the planet are atheist/nontheist.

      I'm wary of numbers either way; it's always a matter of swinging the "undecideds" anyway -- i.e., getting people who couldn't explain an idea to save their lives, to claim to support it when they're polled.

      And speaking of polls:

      «In an entertaining article last year in the New York Times magazine, Natalie Angier recorded how lonely it was to admit to being an atheist in the US, where 86% of

      • I don't think there's any rule that says you can't be both an Atheist and a card carryin' christian at the same time why, look at Billy Graham or the Catholic Church. The church is like a country club honey, you don't actually have to believe anything but you do have to go and 'be seen' on holy days and at weekly mass.

        And I'd like to know who did that poll as 92% happy to vote for a woman? Remember Ferraro? Jarkko asked me during the 2000 elections which would be more likely, a) a black man or b) white woman getting elected....not in this lifetime and possibly not before antarctica refreezes over will a woman get elected president in the US....Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

        But, 1 in 6 being atheists was a number the US census from 1990 produced actually.....for a ballpark figure, it ain't bad. I figure if the world starts getting more fucked up from all these religions trying to tell the others how to live and such we can mobilise an Atheist militia and maybe make our own country or something, a sanctuary somewhere.