I was watching one of the Atheist Experience docs where they were talking about religious people complaining because atheists have a couple of podcasts. Matt Dillahunty's answers to those allegations were the fact that there are hundreds of religious programs and church services being aired so why can't we atheists have a small portion of the pie? Religious people think they are being treated unfairly! Should we bend over and touch our knees?
We are in a Culture War except that the secular side scarcely understands it. The 'moral' codes of religionists are nothing of the sort. Religious morality is nothing more than the excuse for xenophobic hatred, said xenophobia including Others whether by gender, race, ethniciy, sexual custom, or even other churches. Hating other people, for whatever reason, is now the major part of most Evangelical practice, and a big part of other religions. Exposing and neutralizing this hatred is the duty of all thinking citizens. Exposing the hate underlying religious values is a major focus for the freedom of speech.
Just remember how much hard work has been done to (be able to) teach evolution, to end slavery, to gain Women's Suffrage, to have Civil Rights, and to gain fair treatment of LBGT. We are now far, far above the morality of the Bible and the Judeo-Christian God. But, we have a lot more work to do. These truths cannot be repeated too often.
Exposing and denouncing religious bigotry must be a primary goal to undermine religious allegience. Publicizing the hypocrasy of politicians voted in by the Evangelists (Like Trump and Moore) is true Patriotism.
I think not. In every endeavor we can expect some resistance, and that goes evan beyond our stance on belief. Many of us are not backing down, but standing our ground, and will not be disuaded. I will not be cowed, and have little regard for those who will let themselves be.
When the christians start to whine about equal treatment, point out to them that here, in the USA, we have this thing called the Constitution that guarantees Freedom of Speach and Freedom of Religion, which, by implication, also means Freedom FROM Religion. We have the same Rights and Freedoms as those Whiney little babies on the religious right. We should exercize those Rights as much as possible.
My Favorites are Matt Dillahunty and Tracey Harris. It's amazing that people keep calling in with their "Proof" of god, only to be thoroughly defeated by sound reasoning, logic and Scientific Evidence. Theist callers have only a handful of argument and many think they are smarter than astrophysicists, Evolutionary Biologists and other experts in fields of study. Matt always says things like, "Even If you proved evolution by natural selection was false, you still don't have one shred of evidence that God Did it" which is usually followed with, well how else could it of happened???
Just a heads up that in addition to the "Atheist Experience" podcast on iTunes there is a second one called the "Atheist Experience Experience" which consists of a couple of fundamentalists refuting everything broadcast on the "Atheist Experience". Now scuse me while I go listen to the Jimi Hendrix Experience Experience.
The BBC has a daily slot called "Thought for the Day". It always used to be a Christian homily with a different person each day, but now they include Buddhists, rabbis (I almost typed 'rabies' lol) and other religious spokespeople, but they have never had an explicit atheist on it. This, from a public service broadcaster in a substantially atheist country.
American Christians seem exceptionally whiny, however.