I figure if this belongs on any board it belongs on the religous board. I'm gonna vent for a minute and I'm more than open to hear other responses. Myth #1: Atheists and agnostics have no morals. This is quite possibly the dumbest myth of all. Personally I believe that morals gave us religion and not the other way around. But my belief in that matter is irrlevant. There are plenty of atheists who live very moral lives by mainsteam Christian standards other than obseriving the religion itself. In some cases more moral than Christians. The idea of forgiveness is a noble idea but I believe that to a believe it almost promotes sin. The same with the idea that we were born with original sin. Both of those ideas in my eyes promote immoral behavior because it is deemed natural and acceptable. Atheists don't prescribe to such nonsense and SOMETIMES tend to be more moral. Obviously I'm not speaking for all atheists or demonizing all Christians because that would be absurd. I just wanted to dispell the myth that some religous have about atheists. Myth #2 : If you are not uber-religous you must be a left winger. This couldn't be farther from the trugh. I know many libertarians who are atheists/agnostic or just not that serious about their religion that voted for GWB in the last election. You don't need to be a bible thumping fundamentalist to have some right wing ideology. As a matter of fact those are the people that will ultimately destroy the republican party. The Sean Hannitys of the world who pine over the Shaivo situation and take the extreme right aproach regarding euthanasia do not represent everyone in the republican party. Myth # 3: If you are atheist/agnostic you are a Christian basher or hate religion in general. This is once again very far from the truth. Both of my parents are devout Catholics and I respect their beliefs even though I do not share them. I respect most Christians and their beliefs and will stand up for freedom of religion any day. However...I do have a problem with fundementalist dumbasses trying to shove junk like creation science in with public school teachings. Last time I checked the creation story isn't but a couple of pages in the bible. You can teach it to your kids in 4 minutes if you want to at home. Don't be throwing garbage into our education system. Or if you want send your kids to a Christian school where they won't learn about evolution. Just keep your superstitions out of science. OK I'm pretty much done. I'll entertain any questions if need be.