Saturday, April 2, 2011

What is a secular atheist?

Here's a quote from the daily show: 
“Obviously I don’t want to nitpick this, but how could a secular atheist country be dominated by RELIGIOUS extremists?” -- Jon Stewart on a statement by Newt Gingrich
This came as a response to a quote from Newt Gingrich, who said 
Who is writing Gingrich's speeches? Seth McFarlane or his manatees? Does Gingrich's writers know that the US is a secular country? 
Originally by Alakeelaa. CC-BY-3.0
English: Source: en:Secular state
   States with no state religions    States with state religions    Ambiguous or without data

To say that USA will become secular is just simply stupid. I can't even start talking about how stupid it is to talk about a secular atheist state because atheists are not necessarily secular. Being atheist means "atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist". Being secular is not that. It is just a separation from religion. There is a difference between keeping the state and religion separate and turning everyone atheist. 

Do Christians in America even subscribe to the idea of separation of church and state anymore?

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