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Hendrix is my gOD's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by Hendrix is my gOD

As head atheist in charge...

I had no idea that there was someone in charge of my not believing in someone else's religion.

The real priority for American atheism concerns its political future, its ability to shape policy agendas so as to represent the interests of its constituency. The key question, then, is: What do atheists want? If what they want is to abolish religion...

This is a secular democracy not an atheistic dictatorship. Atheists are a disenfranchised minority whose constitutional rights are ignored by those in political power. Atheists want the same thing as gays, racial minorities, women, etc. wanted before us: enforcement of the existing constitutional rights that were supposed to have been granted us all along. Why would we want to abolish the rights of those who have them now?

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:21:55 UTC | #901417