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Atheists are still discriminated against?

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,576176,00.html?test=latestnews

In today’s day and age, when not going to Church is the norm rather than the exception, it seems very odd to me that Atheism and Agnosticism are still stigmatized. When anyone asks me my religious preference I usually say agnostic (or if its a Mormon at the door, I’m catholic). I grew up with no real religious interference and so have no preference one way or another. Regardless, the article talks about an upswell of students who are willing to openly show their anti-religion. This should be completely free for anyone to demonstrate, and it confuses me a lot that people would actively discriminate against them. Has anyone experienced this, or participated in it?

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Written by ahartzog

November 22, 2009 at 1:01 am

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  1. As an atheist, I can say that yes, people still discriminate, or at least, look down upon nonbelievers, whether they are agnostics or atheists. I believe that it has a lot to do with issues of morality and ethics. Many people claim that individuals who deny faith, religion or god with are therefore immoral, as if you can’t be a good person without believing in god. This is nonsense. Agnostics and atheists often label themselves as “freethinkers” which may have a negative connotation in society simply because they question and challenge the beliefs, values and ideals that society hands on them. I could go on and on about this subject, but I’ll end there.

    carlyeg

    November 23, 2009 at 6:22 pm


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