Why are we so important?
No I am not talking humans or self aggrandisement. I talking about this site and us the people who contribute to it. Yes all of us from the sjws to the gun toting conservatives.
It is a fact that America has the largest hegemony in the world. It dominates western media, has the biggest armed forces and it is the largest market for goods. Whether you believe that is a good or bad thing? You cannot deny it. Yet 44% of its population believe that the world is less than 6,500 years old and 80% do not own a passport.
Although we disagree on so many things. We do not dismiss ideas simply because it does not sit within our established doctrine. We are a voice of reason in a choir of chanters.
Let us on this day, by thankful for that.
Thank you Agnostic.com
It’s true, there are a lot of people who do not hold well-thought-through positions on these things.
But in a way agnostic.com is an example of a self-reinforcing small spot on the Internet, where there often is not a lot of discussion with dissenting voices. It’s preaching to the choir, to use a religious metaphor.
The sad thing about ‘America’ is that it consists of the largest collection of nationalities and subcultures in the world. meaning, ‘this’ is how humans behave, given the near free-for-all political system we’ve got.
Regarding the religious aspect, with no State Religion - they’re all free to compete! ...who’s got the tallest spire, the largest lot and most expensive vehicles, the most devoted followers, the most money, the most elaborate windows, the largest flock or the most press time.. It’s like competition alone drives them
As for us … Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s words in the American Atheist Magazine came across as arrogant on my first read - wish I could quote them, but she basically ‘welcomed us as America’s intellectual elite.’ Having given her proclamation decades of consideration ... I feel she was right. Here, those from around the world confirm the same on a daily basis, thank you ~