How can any of us try to discuss any subject when we believe God does not exist? New acquaintences are seldom a problem but, in my case, political discussions can turn deadly when the subject of individual freedoms are mentioned. My politics have always been about which party represents equality for all Americans.
Since 2000 when the Republican National Committee went for the Religous non-voters, many voters were told by their ministers to follow born-again Governor Bush of Texas. The arrogance of the religious right came blasting out on the new media called the discussion forums. Living in California for many generations, I was in a state of shock at the ugliness of the religious right. They wanted homosexuals contained out of the schools, armed services and in our government. Abortions were murder and both the doctor and the mother were guilty.
I had read about this culture in the history books of Spain, Italy and France when the Inquisitions were formed to torture and kill the people thought guilty of these deadly sins. Could it be that America was secretly a Christian nation?
I read about the growing influence of Humanism, Atheism etc., but it has not hit the Americans who live by the Network news, soap operas, and Oprah. It is my hope that Hollywood will finally get into the equality problems and show the course of bigotry coming from the religious right. What on earth can cut through the superstitions and religious cults that are growing daily in our nation?????