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Re: [humanism-174] question for all

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Friday, August 24, 2007 6:52 PM
Maybe the trouble is that there are millions of Atheists, Agnostics, and other religious non-conformists who are too scared & embarrassed to speak out. I would hope that the Cleveland Freethinkers could do their part in changing that!
Non-believers have to realize that they don't always have to be on the defensive. Thankfully, the United States is still a secular nation. Some recent polls tell us that the percentage of Americans who don't believe in God hovers between 8% and 15% (let me guess, was 8% from Fox News' poll?). I believe that in reality, the percentage would be much higher... it's much easier for people to conform, than it is for them to make waves.
For we the unbelievers, the best way to start organizing is to be honest about our non-belief to our families, friends, co-workers, etc. Some of us are already able to do this, and that's great! Hopefully, many more will follow...

On 8/24/07, Maude <[address removed]> wrote:
In one of the transcripts from NPR programs Alex so kindly sent the links to, one of the people interviewed stated:
"Organizing atheists is like herding cats."
Hahahahahahaha! I have cats so that scenario is quite a visual for me.
Anyway, WHY? Why are atheists so difficult to organize into a really strong lobby like the moral majority and christian coalition?
How come we are like cats attempting to be herded? What's the trouble? Why can't we form a strong and solid and coherent lobbying strength?

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