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Liberatheist December 11th, 2015 6:27am

Who are more discriminated against in the United States: Atheists or Christians?

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SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/11/15 5:48 pm

I go to a Catholic school, so I wouldn't see discrimination against Christians, but we are very accepting of atheists. The teachers respect all beliefs and don't force us to believe one way or another. The only religious discrimination I've ever seen was when someone told me they wouldn't date me because they "can't deal with the Jesus thing."

So yah, first world problems. Neither group has it bad at all, and I don't think either is really discriminated against.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
12/12/15 10:35 am

Two candidates are running for political office. One bravely announces they are a Christian. Another bravely announces they are an atheist.

Who wins the election?

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/12/15 11:03 am

The one with the most money and the best lies, obviously.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
12/12/15 11:12 am

How many Christian politicians can you name?

How many atheist politicians can you name?

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/12/15 11:17 am

So you're saying the only reason there aren't as many atheist politicians as Christian politicians is because they're atheist? Right, okay. Well then that just means that atheist beliefs are not popular in America. That's not discrimination (and that's not even the case).

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
12/12/15 11:30 am

How many Christian politicians can you name?

How many atheist politicians can you name?

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/12/15 11:40 am

I will answer your set of questions with an equally stupid and irrelevant set of questions.

How many politicians over 6'3" can you name?

How many politicians under 6'3"can you name?

Tall people are discriminated against in America.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
12/12/15 12:09 pm

Wow. New levels of stupid that I did not expect if you.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
12/12/15 12:11 pm

In your mind an atheist is equally likely to be elected as a Christian?

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/12/15 5:08 pm

Wow, new levels of pettiness than I'd expect from you. Now I remember why I ignored you before. Can't even refute my statement, just hurl seventh grade insults.

Seeing as there are many more Christians than there are atheists, of course there won't be as many atheist politicians, therefore not as many will be successful. It's common sense. That's where my tall/short person statement came in, but apparently you just didn't grasp it. I'm not surprised.

Also, since there are more Christians, a Christian would appeal to more people. Again, common sense. So it is harder for an atheist to get elected. It's harder for any group that isn't the majority or who's ideas don't appeal to the majority to get elected, but that's not discrimination. If you think it is, you need to get in touch with reality and lose the victim complex.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/12/15 6:21 pm

Hello Pollyanna.

So the article stated that people had an aversion to atheists due to the notion that people who believe God is watching them act better. This is based off of a few studies done on an unnamed amount of people. I wouldn't call that discrimination, but let's say it is. What do you suggest we do about it? Spread the message that atheists are not less moral than Christians simply because they are atheist? I agree, I do that already.

However, the fact that there are a majority of Christians in this nation means that Christian politicians will inherently do better, unless authoritarian laws are put in place or atheists find a way to reach the majority of the nation or something.

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
12/11/15 5:00 pm

I don't understand how some people think the majority is discriminated against. Just because they may be hated more than Atheists, doesn't mean more people discriminate against Christians.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
12/11/15 5:12 pm

How does this work in your head? Christians are the majority and the most hated?

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
12/11/15 5:14 pm

Hated most by extremists 😒

12/11/15 1:17 pm

I haven't experienced any discrimination myself, but I have a friend who's been told the reason for her cancer is Atheism. She's also been told to kill herself because of it.

PoOtiUs SoCal
12/11/15 7:59 am

I find that most Christians confuse discrimination towards them and their religion with, no longer receiving the unfair privileges they did for so long.

getupbaby South City
12/11/15 7:22 am

Most atheists can't even tell their families what they believe. Do Christians have this problem?

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
12/11/15 7:47 am

Yes. Atheist parents can be assholes too. My parents didn't care I was atheist, but I can think of two friends that went the other way and had trouble with their secular parents when they decided to get baptized.

MachoMatt84 Climbing Mountains
12/11/15 9:47 am

I had similar issues. I became a Christian from a secular family and it made for many awkward conversations and meet ups, particularly regarding Christmas and Easter.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/11/15 6:51 am

Definitely Christians. Its either Islam or Christianity.

suppressedID destiny is right now
12/11/15 7:30 am

How are Christians persecuted?

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
12/11/15 4:32 pm

US Congress- 91% Christian
US Population- 71% Christian

Atheists are the worst oppressors ever.

suppressedID destiny is right now
12/11/15 6:15 pm

But Cite, that used to be 100% and 90%, respectively!

The erosion! Wuggawuggawugga!

greeengoddess Minnesota
12/11/15 6:34 am

Which group is the one that's never been elected president in this country?

MachoMatt84 Climbing Mountains
12/11/15 9:49 am

Very small pool of individuals to pull from in comparison though.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/11/15 5:46 pm

Which I'm sure is simply due to their atheism, right...?

HBWitness Beloit, Wisconsin
12/11/15 6:12 am

Is this even a real question?

Tariq88 Utah
12/11/15 5:56 am

Both, but neither are more than any other group.

RebelProud Bungholio
12/10/15 11:32 pm

I've never felt discriminated against for
Being an atheist!

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/11/15 4:47 am

You've never been in my family.

RebelProud Bungholio
12/11/15 6:40 am

Lol I have family that disapproves, but they don't discriminate against me. I'm still invited to everything and they don't make me sit at my own table or anything like that.

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/11/15 8:18 am

Well at my home it's not like that, but all of my immediate family disapproves, but I'm not forced to do that stuff either. It's more like My disbelief is not respected in the slightest.

RebelProud Bungholio
12/11/15 9:37 am

Is that really discrimination then?

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/11/15 2:01 pm

I feel like it may be similar to minority like African Americans after they got equal rights and after segregation was deemed bad by the SCOTUS, but maybe I'm being dramatic.