Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Being an atheist or agnostic in America...

Quite interesting article about the 30 million atheists in America, and the current political climate. Of course I don't agree with the writer, who seems to blame atheists for being too confrontational about the lack of separation of church and state in this country at the moment. I think people should be able to believe or not believe whatever they want, as long as they do not tell other people what to do and what to believe, and as long as nobody gets hurt or are treated bad for any reason. We should be able to respect each others as humans, regardless of what our beliefs are, but right now in America atheists and agnostics is not a respected group, I think. You can certainly have lots of morals without being religious, but many (religious) people seem to forget this in the US (especially some presidential candidates). Let's just all get along and realize all humans have equal value and equal rights.

Three republican presidential candidates don't believe in evolution, and one of them has also said that women should 'submit and obey their husbands' and freedom only comes with being religious (=Christian). Sigh. How about some equality, respect, and science, please?

1 comment:

LS said...

I guess my whole point is this - what is so threatening with atheists and agnostics to some religious people?