On Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:05:31 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
> On 1/24/2013 5:14 PM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote: 
> > On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:55 AM, meekerdb<meek...@verizon.net<javascript:>> 
>  wrote: 
> > 
> >> It's probably a lot simpler than that.  In the U.S. if you're an 
> atheist it 
> >> may be hard to find a sympathetic ear.  Depending a lot on where you 
> live, 
> >> you may be isolated and reviled. 
> > Is that really true? I was in the US recently for the first time, 
> > Scottsdale Arizona and NYC, and other than Christmas decorations I 
> > can't recall seeing much evidence of religion at all. This is perhaps 
> > a superficial impression but I was a bit surprised nevertheless. 
> > 
> > 
> Scottsdale is pretty cosmopolitan - it's where airline pilots go to 
> retire.  NYC of course 
> is as secular, diverse, and worldly as any place in the world.  Try 
> visiting small towns 
> in Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma,...  It's not called 
> "the bible belt" 
> for nothing. 

It would be more tedious than genuinely threatening to be an atheist adult 
in redneck America - unless you insist upon being as vocal as the Fundies. 
Yes, there's a lot of churches, and people will ask you what church you go 
to, but they will also ask you what sports team you support and think you 
are just as threatening if you are unaffiliated that way.


> Brent 

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