Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
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01-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
There seems to be. Or the movement is just plateauing with no vertical progress.

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01-08-2013, 08:39 PM
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
I think like anything it maybe ebbs and flows.


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01-08-2013, 08:42 PM
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
Not that I've noticed. What makes you think this?

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01-08-2013, 08:56 PM
Question RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
Before you critique the "Atheist Movement", can you please define what the "Atheist Movement" actually is? Who's part of it? What are their goals? What's the structure of it?

As I recall from the anti-atheist plusers, there no such thing as an atheist movement, there shouldn't be an atheist movement, and if there was it should take the form of having no discernible impact on society.
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01-08-2013, 09:03 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2013 02:11 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
I think there may be more subtle shifts going on, that may not be as noticeable as counting people who outright have either the interest or the guts to actually "name" what they believe in, or not, (or have actually figured out what they believe in).
Millennials are far less affiliated, than generations before. Considering, 50-60 years ago, saying out loud one was a non-believer was equivalent to being a traitor, I'd say, non-belief is doing ok.
http://www.pewforum.org/2010/02/17/relig...llennials/

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01-08-2013, 09:50 PM
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
I don't know what you mean by "atheist movement", so I can't say. Though atheism is on the rise, as is irreligion in general, and religion is becoming more liberalized and casual among the believers in my part of the world. Progress is slower than I'd like it to be, but at least it's going the right way.

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01-08-2013, 10:15 PM
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
I think it goes along at a slow pace with a surge in progress from time to time. I came across this article about atheist chaplains in the military possibly being funded by congress. It's still up in the air but it might happen. Although it seems like a atheist chaplain is an oxymoron to me.

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01-08-2013, 10:38 PM
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
Whadda mean? I just had an atheist movement. Blink

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01-08-2013, 10:51 PM
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
(01-08-2013 10:38 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Whadda mean? I just had an atheist movement. Blink

TMI dude. Gwynnies would never approve. Tongue


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02-08-2013, 08:56 AM
RE: Is there a lull in the Atheist Movement?
(01-08-2013 10:15 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I think it goes along at a slow pace with a surge in progress from time to time. I came across this article about atheist chaplains in the military possibly being funded by congress. It's still up in the air but it might happen. Although it seems like a atheist chaplain is an oxymoron to me.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rita-nakas...79755.html

Why do you see that as an oxymoron? Do you mean the words or the function?

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