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davo 20th February 2009 10:05 PM

Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/11/15/12016/649

The above is a great article.

Not sure what to say about it, but for anyone reading the board as a guest or stumbling across it in searches, I really recommend you read it. It's hard to explain to theists what the depth of pressure that is felt with atheists living in societies of religious dominance, and maybe the above can help you in some way see why many atheists act the way they do, whether that be silence and hiding in the midst of a world of fanaticism, speaking up with coherent arguments, or being emotional and just letting rip.

It's a world of oppression and madness, and I hope you read it and see something of what it's like for us, even if you are a 'god believer'.

SchizoDeluxe 20th February 2009 10:52 PM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
More religious people need to read that, if not for themselves but to at least understand our perspective. Great article. I don't really associate myself with that story because it never really occurred to me in that way that religion and god was all made up. It's like, you discover santa was not real all along and then you just move on. It was never a big deal for me, it's only been in recent years that I stopped being an apatheist and became an anti-theist.

Fiery 21st February 2009 03:44 AM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
Thanks for the link Davo. What a great read!!!!

Took me awhile to find part 2. Here it is.

davo 21st February 2009 03:58 AM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
ahh sweet thanks Fiery!!

Kieran 21st February 2009 06:53 PM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
That was a haunting and scary article.

I'm definitely sending god bashers to it in the future.

Duffy 22nd February 2009 10:22 PM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
Davo, do we really know there's no Santa? I think the fairest thing to do is teach the controversy. *snort*

davo 22nd February 2009 10:29 PM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
Of course there's a santa, just he works a lot differently than kids think :

http://www.lettersfrombadsanta.com/images/letter12.jpg

Duffy 22nd February 2009 10:41 PM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
Oh Davo, that's brilliant. Who'd a thought. Next Xmas I'm giving the fat dude a wink and a nod. The secrets safe with me. :)

davo 22nd February 2009 10:43 PM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
this kids got it sorted ...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g8...oisonSanta.jpg

Duffy 22nd February 2009 10:46 PM

Re: Imagine living in a society of Santa Clausians, what it feels like to be Atheist
 
Quote:

davo said (Post 4978)

Davo, how could I get through the day without you providing a good laugh? Cheers to you :D


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