I know that this is an atheist forum. I understand that most here want to discuss religion, science, and a myriad of issues that ONLY relate to atheism. I also bear in mind that a number of members are not American or even remotely interested in American politics.
Just think for a moment why this American election is so very important. As an atheist, I treasure my right to not be forced to believe in a god. I don't want to be demonized for not being a christian. I want very much that the institutional bigotry against my constitutional right to not believe in a god to be destroyed.
This election matters for those reasons and much more. I don't believe in islam, but I will protect the rights of muslims with my life if need be, to ensure justice.
Now I don't like or even respect BenC (Kenny), but I do agree that we need to pay attention to a wider view of the world as it DOES actually apply to we atheist.
If you want the ten commandments forced down your throat, if you want forced prayer in school, if you want pseudo-science taught replacing real science in schools, if you want revisionist history replacing actual history taught in schools, then yes, let us ignore the elephant in the room.
So if you see political threads, please understand that they are germane to atheism. Please keep that in mind.
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