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Re: [atheists-27] Atheism is the next civil rights issue

From: Chad
Sent on: Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:49 PM
Don,
Three years ago we moved here from NW Missouri.  I can assure those who believe DC to be full of bigots that they are indeed living in a bubble.  Outside of major metropolitan areas everybody in the Midwest is collectively  bigoted. I have never experienced anything close to that in NoVA or DC.  People here seem to take much greater pride in their education rather than which church they belong to.  

Chad




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Don Wharton <[address removed]> wrote:
I find Ken's experiences to be profoundly disturbing.  I had assumed that DC is very much safe for secular people.  We don't have people in public office saying that they are secular.  However, one poll had DC as number 7 on the list of most secular states, if DC were a state.  I recall no people asking me what church I went to.  This is a typical experience in the Bible belt.
 
Have other people run into this explicit discrimination problem in our area?
 
Don

From: Ken <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27,[masked]:28 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-27] Atheism is the next civil rights issue

Let me amend that last statement I made

 ..."D.C. Is a city full of programmed self involved self concerned bigots that will do anything or sell themselves out to no end to protect their material wealth and so called "social or professional standing".

    ...it's nice that Klim in the article you attached the link to was able to overcome what he did. The people in context to Klim were open enough to eventually accept him and I've lived in other parts of the country where this was the case. ...I'm just saying DC isn't one of those places.     
   

On Mar 27, 2013, at 4:40 

PM, Ken <[address removed]> wrote:

For the most part i'ld agree with you Matthew ..but it's something easier said than done ....I've lost jobs and been ostracized in DC over political/theological/philosophical bigotry. D.C. is a city of followers ..not "free thinkers"  





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