"I agree with you, Duncan. Apparently, their numbers are getting fewer each year, which is a relief. The vast majority of them could not quote one single line from their blessed bible, yet they walk with one in front of them on the marches."
""Team of Life community activist Essie "Big Mama" Reed brought her students out to protest it Wednesday afternoon. "Nothing else matters, but that sign needs to come down. In the name of Jesus," Big Mama chanted, as she led…"
"The christians are offended by the sign, so they think it should come down.
I'm offended by all of their church crosses and steeples and signs. DOes that mean they'll take them down?
We should be proud and grateful for the Florida…"
"Quite a while back, I applied for a position ata one of the major hospital groups in my area. It's Catholic run. They gave me a "psychological" test that asked questions that, to me, looked at how I respond to religious authority, and…"
"Most of the hospitals in the United States are affiliated with a religion.
I was in one run by the Seventh Day Adventists; good for me, because this religion also pratices vegetarianism. So I had a wide choice of food.
But I also got a visit from…"
"What a wonderful idea! The children are already equipped with the tools to think, and this will broaden their horizons in a marvelous way, without the intellectual obstacle of supernatural belief systems."
Oh yes Gerald, we atheists are a friendly lot.
Till now the world has been dominated by shouting religionists. At last it is time for the quiet atheists to start making their views more widely and loudly known.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8700 good friends and discussion groups.
Among the groups, try visiting perhaps the busy group “ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion.....” with its commonsense discussions. You will be welcome.
One is "Proud to be Atheist" (74 posts) seeing that atheists and humanists hold the intellectual firm ground compared with the brainless superstitions of the god followers. Similarly, “Religion is aberrant, atheism is truth” (44 posts).
Terry Meaden (English; archaeologist; 60+)
Ask them with deep sincerity how they'll personally feel when they're old and the "end" hasn't yet arrived, pointing out that it's been "just around the corner" for the last 140 years. Try to befriend them. Most Witnesses would be up for a wee dram. ;)