Audra Ray: Fear unjustified

April 28, 2013 

Fear unjustified

More and more people are becoming part of the nonbeliever/atheist population of the U.S.

A 2013 poll by the Brookings Institute found that 39 percent of the country felt that atheists are making this country worse, and 31 percent felt nonbelievers were making this country worse. What exactly have nonbelievers/atheists done to make this country worse?

A good majority of atheists and nonbelievers have stood up for the rights of all. Most believe in compassion, integrity, being reasonable, equality. What is wrong about that?

They stand up against bigotry, hatred, intolerance. They ask that all in this country be given a chance for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I see nothing wrong with that and most reasonable people wouldn’t either.

Audra Ray


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