"The pathology isn't rejection of bad actors as not representative--that's normal--, but the power to effectively enforce their self-perception on minorities while excepting minorities from the same privilege. "
"That's a good point. There are around 8 million millionaires in the USA and they skew heavily white (and most of them do pay their share of taxes, a guy with 2 or 3 million after running a successful small business for forty years…"
"With a legitimate K-12 education, affirmative action wouldn't be necessary at university. Too much focus is placed on college when our school system is failing to produce enough students who are ready for it."
"For some people, there seems to be a 'conservation of woo' thing going on. They give up God, they pick up some other irrational belief(s), like conspiracies or homeopathy. My hypothesis is that if it wasn't respect for rationality and…"
"This kind of change tends to make people reactionary: things used to be better for them, so they reason that if they can change the political climate back to the way it was, good times will return.
The problem is that even if they're…"
"It's sad that it's so high, but it's not a peek into the values of the American Right in Mississippi without knowing the percentage of likely Democrat voters contacted and polled the exact same way. It could just be a peek into the…"
"Columbia has a thriving atheist community, check out the Freethought Society of the Midlands Meetup. I'm sure there are members who live in Aiken, although you may have to drive a bit to a couple of meetings to meet them."
"I'll be seeing it. Despite her flaws and those of her philosophy, or maybe because of them, she wrote some of the most influential books of the past century, and although she was far from perfect, she wasn't close to completely…"
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 9000 good friends and discussion groups.
Among the groups, may I suggest trying the busy group “ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion.....” with its 130 commonsense discussions to repel religious nonsense. You will be welcome.
One discussion is "Proud to be Atheist" (74 posts) seeing that atheists and humanists hold the intellectual high ground compared with the pathetic superstitions of the god followers. Similarly, “Religion is aberrant, atheism is truth” (43 posts).
Terry Meaden (archaeologist; 60+; founder of “Origins”)