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It is frequently asked if we announce that we are atheists. Does anyone frequently state that they are also progressives or liberals?

Marine 8 Feb 26

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Nope.

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If things come up in conversation (religion, politics, personal idiosyncrasies etc) I will hold forth. Otherwise I keep my opinions pretty much to myself.

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If things come up in conversation (religion, politics, personal idiosyncrasies etc) I will hold forth. Otherwise I keep my opinions pretty much to myself.

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I would if I were one, haha.

Sorry, I don't like being boxed into a term. If someone wants to call me a liberal I can't stop them but I am not going to invite it.

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Yes, but we must remember that no all of us are. We must respect those that or non-progressives and non-liberals. And that is the language I like to use.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss politics ,religion, economics or anything you desire. My best friend is a conservative it just means we do not agree on how things should be run!

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I have told everyone since I was a childhood that I am an Atheist, I even informed the Universities of New South Wales and Charles Sturt of that fact when I started studying for my Degrees in Theology and Comparative Modern Religions, much to the utter shock of the Lecturers, etc.
I remained an Atheist throughout and am still an Atheist though with an even stronger conviction thanks having a far better and deeper knowledge of religions.

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I don't go around broadcasting it or anything, but I don't hesitate to declare my agnosticism or liberal leanings if its relevant.

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The same as I would answer about my religious leanings.
I'll be honest about it if it comes up, otherwise, I don't see the point

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I am a proud Socialist..and Atheist..how's that?

good for you-

Join me in celebrating compassion and truth.

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I don't generally announce it, but I think it's very obvious to anyone that has ever shared a conversation with me.

I took online quizzes that say I agree with 99% of liberal ideas, 52% of libertarian and <5% of republican.

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If I announced in my conservative, religious town that I was a democratic socialist atheist I would be burned at the stake.

Now I won't deny it if asked, but I not about to advertise the fact.

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I literally have a bleeding heart tattoed on my chest.

I'm pretty blatant about being both an atheist and a liberal.

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The local library sponsors programs where professors from either ASU or U of A come and we discuss sometimes very controversial topics. I will usually make a few comments and I do usually introduce myself as a liberal. I find that if I do so, people figure I'm being up front and on several occasions I have had people on the other side of the fence approach me with really good discussion points after the program.

gearl Level 7 Feb 26, 2018
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Yes, I do in many situations. Announce or state doesn't seem like the way it happens though. It's more like it comes up in conversation. I.e. "Do you like Louisiana?" "Well, I kinda feel like a fish out of water here because I am liberal and Louisiana is anything but." I'm not ashamed of being an atheist or a liberal and I am just doing my teeny tiny part in letting the world know we are not monsters. The only reason I don't put it on a bumper sticker or a personalized plate is because I don't want the cost of vandalism repair.

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I can usually pick out a liberal from a single interaction.

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If it comes up, I'll say I'm a moderate centrist. As far as being a progressive, I see that as logical. Being the opposite is being regressive, and that makes no sense to me.

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Depending on context, yes. I feel it’s important to not group progressive-liberals with neo-liberals.

Marz Level 7 Feb 26, 2018
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I do. Frequently. Outspokenly Sometimes LOUDLY. I'll even spell it our for them: PROGRESSIVE. Then to REALLY make my point, I'll add: Democratic Socialist, if I want to see their conservative blood boil.

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Yes, as you said in your comment --- when the occasion arises.

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If the occcasion arises I will state that I am very progressive. For some reason I prefer progressive to liberal even if they represent the same thing. I feel the definitions are something that every human being should persue and that neither one has any negative position that should be avoided.

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