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Old 12-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #931
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Originally Posted by Dave Lane View Post
No I said I agreed. Did you not read that? I did however make it clear that typically the party "in power" is prone to post less about it. Those that are not in the position of power (ie currently the Republicans and earlier the Anti-Bushites) post far more vociferously and aggressively.

There are no roving bands of Atheists going door to door. There barely is a PAC or other interest group doing any work for the "movement". Contrast that to the huge machinations of the religious right and this is really the only voice the Atheists have, the Internet, the place religions go to die.

The interesting thing is that Atheists are currently up to about 16% of the population. This is the fastest growing minority in the US. It larger that the Gays, the Jews and blacks and yet it has virtually no voice in public policy.

The only butt hurt I see from you is that you aren't equally calling out the republicans for being more vocal about their beliefs than democrats. Religion should not get special treatment in the forum and the fact there are more anti-religious threads / posts than there are religious ones in the forum is to be expected.

Again I appreciate your views as well thought out and you as a poster. Maybe we are just cross threaded here.

As a general aside I will say that the loss of Sportsnut, LVNHACK and Chiefaroo has cut a lot of extra thread creation down
So if you agree, then I don't see why you have a problem with me stating it.

It's not like I said you need to stop or that it was inappropriate. I never said religion should get special treatment. I'm just pointing out what I perceive to be true- that atheists here are more vocal, and generally, less respectful.
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