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"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." G.K.Chesterton

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Monday, January 24, 2005

home on the range with the angry atheists

Religion is stronger here [in the United States] than it is in any other first-world nation, but so is atheism. God is honored here more than in any other free country, and He is also hated here more than anywhere else. Two of the most striking things about this country, to a foreigner, are the breadth of religious belief, and the number of people you meet who are angrily, bitterly anti-religious. There are angry atheists in other countries, of course,... but I have never met so many as I have met over here. The dominant mood in England — and in Europe, too, I think — is indifference. Nobody much cares about religion. In the U.S. pretty much everybody cares, one way or the other.

...Let us reflect with satisfaction, as we hurl our arguments to and fro, that this is the one country in the world where the First Things are still taken seriously. Not so seriously that we have set one dogma in the seat of power, and allow it to harass and kill unbelievers; but seriously enough that before big policy decisions are made, we want to hear them argued from a point of view that believes there is more to morality than mere expedience, more to human life than the slaking of brute appetites, and more things in the universe than cold stones and spiritless lumps of flesh.

John Derbyshire

5:09:00 pm