the idea that atheists are an oppressed minority group is laughable
Something tells me you’re only focusing on white American atheists if you think that. Blasphemy laws and declaring that one is an atheist can get you fucking killed overseas….
Thanks for the links! I was gonna get around to adding them but was really tired after Rant One. You go, bro. <high five>
EDIT: Oh, and just to be clear since that wording was WAY IFFY (like I said, I was super tired the first time around) I do not in any way whatsoever think atheists are as oppressed as women, or people of color, or non-hetero folks, or trans* folks. I was going more for the angle of how I get this shit as a feminist all the time as well, the “why do you care about this when there are people suffering all over the world so much worse ugh such a first world problem.” Because, women (especially white women like myself) and feminism, I don’t think, are the absolute most pressing issue of our generation either, nor are we the most oppressed, at least not here (this obviously vastly varies depending on where a woman lives.) And we’re not acting like we are, or at least, I think it would be silly for us to do so. Similarly, I think the same of the atheist movement. Especially here in the States, atheists have it way better than a lot of other oppressed groups in many regards, I think. And unfortunately, we also have a lot of assholes. But I think we need to recognize that their privilege comes from other sources and simply vastly outweighs the atheist oppression they live with, though it does not negate it. But that doesn’t mean pretending atheists aren’t at all oppressed. I feel like I should have been clearer on that. My sincere apologies!
Oh, no, really, like, if the apology is at all directed at me, I didn’t read past the “atheist can get you fucking killed overseas” before I wrote my post, because I didn’t realize there was more. My bad! If I had read the whole thing right away I probably wouldn’t have even said anything because you basically had already said the same thing I did. No worries here!