There is a post on John Loftus' site titled "If Christianity doesn't matter why do you bother with it? I must agree, I still struggle with this. I'm not saying you don't have the right or even ideas that may constitute your unbelief, but why "bother" with it at all anyway?
I wish I could add a link for you all. But my computer skills are still very basic. But I did leave a comment if anyone's interested?
Bruce (author of post) makes a couple observations which may or may not be true but have very little to do with anything. I'll paraphrase but you can read it for yourself if you wish. But he doesn't mind Christianity as long as we don't offend anyone or cross some imaginary line. As long as we don't, then he lists a bunch of things that Christians do that are not pleasing to him and society in some cases as a whole. But he wont use the same logic and values on his lack of belief. Should we ban atheism because there are bad atheists who commit stupid acts. If an Atheist molests a child I believe we should punish him/her. But certainly not all Atheists. I guess he thinks if a Christian molests a child some how they get an out of jail free card?
If there is a group of Christians out there that deny their kid medical attention based upon their religious belief, I too would have a problem with that. Personally I think we should have laws that protect these kids. And why we don't is beyond me. (maybe we do, I don't know)?
I like to discuss religion and atheism and God or gods or no gods. It's all good. But when people start whining about Christians imposing their will on everyone, it's just not true. Some religions may hold a gun against your head, but not ours. Yeah, religion does influence each culture, that's just gonna happen. If your numbers were higher, we'd see a bigger atheist culture. Actually considering your low percentage rates, I think you should be proud of the progress you have made?
If you want to call yourself an Atheist, fine. Grow a pair and own up to it. (sorry Tink, just an expression). Don't act like Christianity made you do it.
Peace out, feeno