Atheism less acceptable than homosexuality
? You are far more likely to be imprison
ed or executed (or just persecute
d or killed) for being gay
than you are for being an atheist
. In Saudi Arabia
, it's a tie. In the Sudan
, atheism just might save your life - just don't make any Christian
noises. If you're a Catholic
Timorese, you've got lots of death in your family. The world is full of Christian martyr
s and Matthew Shepard
s. Atheists, at least heterosexual
ones, have little to fear.
Christian martyrs aren't the only martyrs - that's why they're "Christian martyrs". There were plenty of martyrs at Tienanmen Square as well, for instance. Survey results also show that 104% of Merkins believe in God; my anecdotal evidence shows that only 11.4% actually live as if they believed, i.e. I'm not a big fan of such surveys. Discrimination is Not OK. And not Christian. I've dealt with persecuted gays but never with persecuted atheists - gimme an "atheist martyr" node.