Militant, authoritarian atheists

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    I went to this benefit fund raiser over the weekend and found myself in a conversation with a man that I met there. He was obviously well educated, and pretty intelligent and knowledgable and we were getting along well...

    until he brought up is loathing of all things God and religious.

    Now, most people know I'm no bible thumper, and I'm more than willing to rip on any relgion, but this guy has a hair across his ass about it that just seems nuts to me.

    He actually believes that it should be against the law to teach your children religion.

    That's right, against the law. Have you ever heard of anything so militant, authoritarian and just plain absurd?
     
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    hang on, i will PM my elaborate response to you.
     
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    I have PM's disabled.

    Please do me a solid and post it here. :cool:
     
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    Hehe, he's still working on that PM that he won't be able to send.
     
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    I was in church a while back with my kids. My daughter was singing, so I was in the front pew filming her. And the guy sitting behind me, who is also exceedingly well educated, spent the whole time in church saying snide things about religion and even the bible passage chosen by the pastor.

    Apparently THAT'S okay, but we're horrible people for daring to share our beliefs with our own children, in the privacy of our homes and churches.
     
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    The man you speak of will do damage to his own world view wishes with such intolerance.
     
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    He's generally a nice guy. But why on earth attend church if you're just going to bash it??
     
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    Hey Manifold.

    Did that apostate have any kids? I bet he did not. Next time you run across an apostate(that is what they are!!) that disagrees with "brainwashing" tots, ask them what they will teach the children in order to become acceptable citizens?
     
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    Of course I didn't even tell you the best part, his reasoning.

    Claimed that such a ban wouldn't violate the 1st Amendment because the parents would still be allowed to "practice whatever voodoo" floats their boat, but freedom of religion doesn't allow you to force religion on your child. Actually believes that parents that do so today (and there are many), are actually violating their child's constitutional rights in doing so.
     
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    The trend has been out there for a long time now. It appears to be gaining momentum as the groups become more vocal to attempt to dis anyone who does believe. When you have a country where more honor is given to the corrupt person more than the truly honorable person what else would one expect?
     
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