Reply to lindy:
"Pastor Niem?ller, a leading figure during the 1930s in Nazi Germany. After the war, he said:
First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then they came for the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me.
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Subject: RE: RE: [atheists-93] MORALITY? of atheists?
Date: Sun, 12 Apr[masked]:43:52 -0400?
Personally, I find all this pedantic discourse pretentious.?
Atheist is something I am. Religion is something diests do. I don?t feel?
compelled to justify it, defend it, or reference philosophers, writers and?
?Nobel scientists to give it credence and validation. Nor do I feel the?
need to wave banners, march in the street, go on a hunger strike before City?
Hall or engage in any other demonstrative expression of my reality, including?
mock prayers, etc. ?-- as some religious zealots, and evangelists for any?
cause, including that of anti-theism ? feel driven to do.?
I?m simply an atheist. BFD. ?It would be nice to find?
others in the Atlanta area who aren?t on some kind of crusade, but apparently?