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Author Topic:   Atheism and freedom of speech
Dr Jack
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Message 75 of 108 (342260)
08-22-2006 4:49 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by sidelined
08-16-2006 12:00 PM


I have often wondered if atheists here find it difficult in their locality to speak out as being a non believer in the general public or if they find that they are ostrasized by family or friends and just how they feel about that.

No, I don't.

In fact, the reverse is true. In England, you are much more likely to receive a negative response for coming out as actively religious than you are for either being apathetic about religion or actively not religious.

I know this, because I've done both over the years.

Edited by Mr Jack, : Stupid typo made sentence make no sense.


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Dr Jack
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From: Leicester, England
Joined: 07-14-2003


Message 77 of 108 (342281)
08-22-2006 7:34 AM
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08-22-2006 5:53 AM


I mean back when I was a Christian I would get actively mocked if I stated what I believed; that has never, not even once, happened to me as an atheist. I get surprise, and questions, to be sure but never insults or mockery.
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