Thank you for bringing this to the attention of so many people. I'm talking about the "Worst Person" on Tuesday, April 8. It's Illinois Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago), berating a man (to put it mildly) for his lack of religious beliefs.
There is audio and a transcription of the exchange over at Friendly Atheist, so go on over and check it out. We, as a group, are the most hated people in society. This is a result of prejudice, ignorance, lack of understanding, and lies that people have been told for generations. Many people equate a person who lacks belief in a God to a terrorist, murderer, or child molester. There needs to be a lot of discussion in public forums so that the public can be made aware of the truth.
I am a peaceful, forgiving, rational, tolerant person who respects the rights of others to seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I think it is fine to believe in something if you have given it plenty of thought, and know WHY you believe it. Think freely, and be open to the possibility that you DON"T have all the answers, or that someone else is on a different path, and it's OK. You think that atheists hate Christians? What we hate is Christians trying to turn convert us, or else eliminate us. I used to be a Christian myself. I now choose something else... something that years of deep thinking has brought me to, and as an American, that is my right. My philosophy can change, and it will if it needs to. Again... this is America.
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