Regardless of religious feeling, one should be able to move freely about the world. I don't see how you naysayers can justify the restriction of these poor Godless people. Maybe they'd have better chances of finding God or purpose for their lives elsewhere. I'm pretty sure atheists are the ones who are doing all the double parking and drunk driving anyway. I doubt America would lose it's stellar reputation as a nation with strong morals if some decided to emigrate.
Trying to deport anyone who doesn't hold the majority belief or opinion is the exact opposite of the ideals on which this nation was founded. Trying to alienate or suppress dissent, particularly religious dissent, is the sort of oppressive mentality that one sees in theocratic dictatorships like Iran.
Besides, if you take all the atheists out of America you'd lose 65% of American scientists, and dramatically lower the average IQ and education of the populace.
No you can't push out the atheists, thinking like that makes you no better than the zealots.
Acceptance is the key. Believing one way or another makes it not right or wrong. Pushing it on others
is wrong. We are Free Will Creatures and should be allowed that right, coexist.
Soooo wrong to even think about that like I said to the ONE guy who said yes if you are a true person of god you would love everyone no matter who they are what they have done or what the believe the bible even says to love your neighbor
Thinking that atheists should emigrate from the US reminds me of religious people suggesting that atheism is like a disease or it is a undesirable behavior. Why the author of this statement didn't changed it for something more direct like: are atheists repugnant? It is for sure easier to answer.
I think that the ones who should emigrate are stupid religious people. I say stupid not in a insultant manner, but because the definition of stupid is:
"Lacking intelligence or common sense"
According to recent studies religious people have a lower IQ than atheists. Thats why they are in fact stupid!
Athiests are people, and the USA is not a Christian country... Religion/lack of religion is a personal thing and people shouldn't be judged by their beliefs. It is wrong to judge people by anything but their morals and the content of their character..... What type of awful person would think otherwise, I don't know.
Everyone has their own beliefs even atheists. It is a right to have freedom of religion last time I checked. That includes the choice to have no religion at all. Anyone who thinks otherwise is most likely a hypocrite. This shouldn't even be up for debate. End of story. Done.
Aren't church and state separated in the USA? What happened to that? It doesn't sound very Christian to force innocent people to leave their home country. All of these "Christians" won't stop until everyone is praising Jesus' name from the rooftops, and forcing people who disagree out of the USA. Atheists and agnostics are not lawless, crazed idiots. Just because they don't pretend there's an old man or mysterious creatures in the sky doesn't make them any less good of a person. Atheism is for people who love human beings, not some made up fairy tale. Jefferson wrote: "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."
Under the constitution of the United States it says people have the freedom to choose whether or not they worship. To say that they should emigrate is ignorant of what America was founded upon, religious freedom, or in this case freedom from religion. I very much hope nobody votes yes.
No that's discrimination, which is against human rights! Remember them? The things that were supposed to make the world better that no one listens to? There's no point in sending people away because they're atheist. Why? What's the joy? What do you get out of that? NOTHING. So in conclusion, why are we even talking about this? Everyone is equal. Yep. There's this thing called EQUALITY. LOOK IT UP!
Fox News pundit Dana Perino said she's "tired" of atheists attempting to remove the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, adding, "if these people really don't like it, they don't have to live here." This is a typical example of right-wing religious intolerance.
In countries like North Korea political dissent is not tolerated. In countries like Iran religious dissent is not tolerated. Neither countries would be nice places to live if you were not a vocal supporter of the Kim dynasty of hereditary dictators in the first case or a non-Muslim in the second case.
Is America going down the road that Persia did when the Shah was overthrown and this once modern, open and tolerant country was taken over by religious conservatives who imposed sharia law on its citizens and crushed those who refused to conform?
Christian extremists such as Perino need to understand that different people have different beliefs and that a free country such as the United States government should accommodate both believers and non-believers without fear or favour.