Browsing the net you will find many people leaving comments that would suggest that they are atheist. For instance on YouTube, in almost every comments section of a pro-atheist video you will find (almost) all comments made take a pro-atheist stance toward the atheistic content of the video.... I guess the guise of a user name is sorta the same as putting on a mask before going into a porn store.

It's hard to believe that all of these people are atheists. It's easier to believe that most of these people are (fakers), (players), simply getting a rise out of being objectionable to their true beliefs, sort of like people who call themselves 'bikers' just because they read an Easy Rider magazine and don't even own or ever rode a bike.

Percentage statements on the percentage of how many people in the U.S. are atheist make no since either, they often range from like 5% to 15% depending on who is doing the math.... But does any of this really matter??? When you consider that whoever makes a pro-atheist comment it means that that person is atleast 'thinking' to some degree..... Possibly none of this matters at all!!!

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Comment by Ron Edwards on August 2, 2009 at 6:53pm
Excellent points Kristy and Scott!!! Over the 2 days since I posted this blog, I've had 'thinkers block' LOL but now the 2 of you have me thinking again. Thanks!!!
Comment by Scott on August 2, 2009 at 11:00am
I think it does matter. First of all it is nearly impossible any rational human being not to agree with the atheistic messages in these videos and blogs. The percentage of confirmed atheists is far too low for all this apparent "support" for the ideas being communicated. I agree with Kristy that the internet allows for agreement by those who in earlier times would have remained silent on these issues. It would be interesting to do a survey of those claiming theistic beliefs to see what percentage of them are in fact in total disbelief and are only culturally religious. It will take many years for the social stigmata of being labelled an atheist for these people to finally break free.

In a serious attempt to bring these "doubters" into the fold there must be some type of cordial discussion instead of bashing their heads against the theistic wall. By using the soft approach we can gain the numbers needed to actually make a difference in our society. I don't know about you, but I would like to see some positve changes in the landscape before I die and the current form of agressive recruiting methods turns so many away. I suppose many atheists lack patience when dealing with people who are confused.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on July 31, 2009 at 8:27pm
I think you will find that the official census figures are the ones that are inaccurate. People tend to answer the question about what religion they are based on the religion they were baptised into, not based on their current belief in God. Also, surveys show that many people who attend church do not believe in God, either. The anonymity of the internet allows non-believers to state their true feelings without fear of a backlash from friends, family, employers, customers or their community in general.



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