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Has The Fanaticism Of Militant Athreists Stigmatized Atheism Again


by Ian R Thorpe.

Not long ago, even though the nation had largely abandoned churchgoing, to describe oneself as an atheist carried a certain stigma. In the nineteen eighties and nineties that receded however as regular worshippers in Britain comprised just 6% of the population. Now however, thanks to militant atheism, the stigma is on the way back.

Has The Fanaticism Of Militant Athreists Has Stigmatized Atheism Again

by Ian R Thorpe 21 January 2012
A long time ago I had a hospital appointment to have a small cyst on my leg removed and duly reported to the out - patients reception.Naturally, the National Health Sertvice being a government run bureaucracy there were forms to fill in. Name, age, gender ( FFS ) questions about ongoing health problems, allergies, was I on any medication and the details of my next of kin were rattled of by a rat faced little clerk who wore cheap trousers and a very dodgy shirt. The final question was about my religion. "Don't want one", I said, I said, "Well I have to put something down, shall I put Church of England," said Rat Face.

"No, I'm not Church of England,"

"Christian?" The question was hopeful rather than expectant. Obviously this problem had arisen before.

"No, nothing, put none or not applicable." The clerk was nonplussed. "You're umm ... ah ... a woss'name an atheist, then? Shall I put atheist?"

"No, atheist is not a religion, Just put down 'none', or 'no religion'," I said.(This is before The Church of Scienceology was founded and claimed all non believers for it's congregation, even those as sceptical about science as they are about God.

The man who was given authority by his clipboard pronounced the word atheist with scorn as if an atheist was some kind of inferior being but he could not see that one might not be an atheist but simultaneously not a member of any religion. Because most people of my generation were baptised in the Church of England, Methodist, Presbyterian or Catholic faith the easy way out was to stick with that even if baptism was the last time a person had been to church. Atheists were stigmaitsed as outsiders, people who had made a conscious choice to stand outside the mainstream.

I have never liked the term atheist. It may have been Jonathan Miller's argument that non-belief in God is a narrow and entirely negative self-description that ignores all the other things you might either believe in or not, from homeopathy through necromancy to the Gaia theory. As a non believer I am sceptical about many things, not just the God of Abraham. But I am not dismissive of many things, if I wanted to be an atheist I would be a polytheistic atheist and not believe in thousands of gods; in fact I am not sceptical about Hindu and Pagan gods because both those systems have an entirely different concept of the divine that does not require followers to externalise and anthropomorphise divinities and such god are non interventionist.

Atheist is an inadequate guide to the to our spirituality. We have available far more eloquent ways of expressing in a word or phrase the moral compass that guides our behaviour and beliefs.

After a prolonged discussion which made me late for my appointment, rat face only relented when a nurse came from the surgery to see had I arrived. When the situation was explained she told tatty-trousers that stating a religion was not a priority day patients and dragged me away.

Years later the social atmosphere had changed. During a much longer stay in hospital I was visited by the ward chaplain. He hovered outside my room and coughed nervously to attract my attention before knocking and being invited in. He looked around as if checking for booby traps.

Was there a note on my record; "homicidally deranged atheist, approach with care."

But no, after he introduced himself and being invited to sit down and pour himself a glass of Apple and Mango juice. I told him I was not religious and we had a good chat about life, the state of the nation, hospital food and the books on my bedside cabinet, several of which he had read ... and of course my lack of religion as opposed to atheism.

After about half an hour he took his leave, shaking my hand and thanking me for talking. "You know", he said, "so many people put down "Church of England" but will not even talk to me. It's as if they are ashamed to say they have no religion. You have clearly thought deeply about things so it has been a pleasure to met someone who has a well formed idea of who he is."

I'd never thought of it like that.

Another day I was in the common rooms when a Catholic priest came in, he went to each inmate the duty nurse had identified as Catholic and had an identical conversation with each "How are you feeling? I don't want to disturb you when you're needing rest. It's good that you're feeling more your old self, so the nurses tell me. I'll be off now and leave you to your tea, they'll be round in a few minutes.

That was more or less what he said to each man. They nodded in return, and then the priest backed away.

Of all the people who came near our beds in any official capacity, the clergy were the most deferential and anxious not to intrude. What you might call the carer-patient discourse in a British hospital is conducted in a tone of ribald familiarity. You hear all kinds of surprising things, a buxom Lancashire lass will put her arm around an elderly Muslim and tell him to "Cough it up, Abdul love, it's better out than in." An equally young woman doctor, a specialist endocrinologist, of high caste and good Indian parentage once asked me as almost the first question if I had any problems getting an erection.

"I've ben more dead than alive for the past few months, it isn't really sometrhing I've thought about." I replied not wanting to tell her my red haired physiotherapist, while standing with her thighs wraped round my left leg as she firmly pushed my shoulder upwards. The physio told me she was trying to get elongation in my deltoids. She was getting elongation lower down. The doctor, Vikki, said "Do you get the morning glory, that would prove everything was in working order".She might have stepped out of a 1960 low budget comedy film, Carry On Nurse or something. Priests and vicars seemed to have no clue about how to introduce their speciality, the most embarrassing topic of all. God.

The unit I was doing rehab in did not just take stroke survivors. We had all sorts including many people whose problems had been caused in part at least by smoking. After the unit's smoking ban was raised as a human rights issure (before I was there, the nurses told me,) a conservatory had ben built for use as a smoking room.

Most of the emphysema, thrombosis and generally gummed up lungs and arteries people's breathing sounded like a battered old accordion tuning up. Even so, right after breakfast they would disappear en masse to the conservatory where they could light up. And these were people who needed to have a bottle of oxygen fixed to their wheelchairs and spent a couple of hours a day on nebulizers.

"You've just got to co-operate and stop smoking, otherwise you're going to be in hospital until you die," I overheard the consultant telling one man. It is a prognosis nobody who has tasted hospital food wants to hear. They guy whose lungs were failing faster than a dunk on a driving test told his fellow patients however, " (wheeeeeze)All that being told not to smoke (cough cough) just make me smoke more (gasp, wheeze): It's the stress you see, they gets me all wound up."

There was an idea among the smokers that the hospital was paid for everyone they persuaded to stop smoking." They may have ben right, we have not dug down to anything like the bottom of the Labour government's dodgy dealing with big pharma yet.

The fact is the hospital was rewarded for survival rates so their incentive was to get people discharged in a state that would allow them to survive three months. Statistically this was a successful outcome for the hospital . What hospital managers, staff, polticians and academics seem unable to understand however is that people are not afraid of death. Surviving a few extra months is not seen as a goal worth giving up a pleasure or addiction for. And if anyone tries to play the God card to scare committed smokers they will be told if God had not wanted us to smoke he would not have given us tobacco.

It is ironic that the non believers like me and the never-thought-about-it types like that old smoker are far more open minded about religion than the science worshipping militant atheists who lay claim to open mindedness but are really as tunnel visioned as the most fanatical religious fundamentalist. The non academic, non religious mass tend to be far more existentialist in their outlook than the so called rationalists. While the science fans try to find the meaning of life, explain the workings of the universe and conquer death the truly enlightened know that we all make our choices and must live with the consequences, what will happen will happen and in the end there is only one outcome which neither prayer nor science will change. The attitude of those working class fellow patients is that God will do as he pleases if indeed there is a God and a judgement. And though they have never heard of Pascal's wager they know that there is nothing to be gained by declaring for atheism and always the chance the atheists are wrong. So when life ceases to be of any value to them there is no point giving up the few pleasures they have left to delay an inevitable event they do not fear or dread.

The truly strange thing is while the monomaniacal rambling of writers like Dawkins, Dennett and Hitchens have established cult like followings among the younger professional classes, the university educated rationalist intellectual bullies who call themselves "progressive liberals" they have made the bulk of the population regard atheists as shrill, illiberal anti - religionism. A large part of this is due to the abandonment of the renaissance education in favour of a "scientific" education that demands specialisation at far too early a stage. My generation were equipped to examine the opposing cases and form our own opinions. Today's science infatuated "secular humanists" seem only able to repeat the dogmas handed down to them by the hierarchy of the academic priesthood. This has marked them as intolerant, self righteous and blinkered, they are not prepared to entertain any ideas that fall outside the narrow scope of "scientific thinking."

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'I Pray for Sanders' - Oliver Stone Condemns Clinton’s ‘Corrupt’ Policy
Academy Award-winning movie director Oliver Stone criticized former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for contributing to almost every major conflict of recent decades and for refusing to accept the fact that “the Cold War” era is over

Are Mainstream Media being Constrained From Reporting Adverse News On Vaccine Issues?
Controversy rages on around vaccines with the delusional denizens of the Church of Scienceology Cult still insistin vaccines are absolutely safe because incidences of serious harm being done to receipients of vaccines are 'statistically insignificant', Big Pharma Corporations pushing the idea that vaccines can protect us against everything but taxes and medical incompetence and politicians yelling 'vote for me and I'll abolish illness, old age and poverty ...

The FBI Just Indicted Hillary Clinton over Libyan War Crimes - sadly this article was an April Fool
Unfortunately its only an April fool joke but this article provides are rare chance to see all that despicable, arrogant, spoiled bitch Hillary Clintons recent ethical violations catalogued so people can see she really thinks she is above the law. The USA is on the road to tyranny, thankfully we have Vladimir Putin to defend freedom.

The World Is Falling Apart And Nobody Has A Clue What To Do Some excellent analysis on the current state of the global economic and security situation. It is by Anatole Kaletsky an Russian born British resident who has worked in London and Washington and was published by a US online publication so there is a pretty wide world view on display.

Secret ECB Docs Warn Of More Financial Mayhem on the Horizon
A recent agreement between the European Central Bank (ECB) and the central banks of the Eurozone member nations raises the prospect of EU taxpayers being forced to pay for more bailouts, German newspaper Die Welt reports.

Trump's Crass Politics, Hillary Clinton's Litany Of Scandal
You think British and European political systems are FUBAR? Take a good long look at the mess this year's US Presidential; Election campaign is turning into as a loudmouthed megalomaniacal bully squares up to a spoied, rich bitch who thinks she is above the law and acts the part of Tyrant perfectly.

Assad Accuses Erdogan Of Putting Combat Troops In Syria


As we suspected, the US / Russian / EU brokered ceasefire in Syria is not going to stop Turkey's Recep Erdogan (wannabe Sultan of a new Ottoman Empire?) from pursuing his territorial ambitions in Syria. So long as Erdogan has Nanny NATO's apron to hide behind he will keep provoking Russia.?

Iran's Ayatollahs save SyriaPutin and Now That Russia's Putin and Iran's Ayatollahs Have Neutralised ISIS in Syria the focus of terror shifts to Turkey, the NATO members that, with the fuill knowledge of the USA ans European powers has been helping ISIS in its bid to overthrow the Assad regime.

French, Belgians, Dutch, Italians Follow Britain in Euroskepticism
Europeans want us British to lead them out of Europe. Don't be fooled by project fear, the European Union (aka the Euronazi Federal Superstate) is falling apart. There will not be chaos if we leave, there will be chaos if we stay.

RIP the British Steel Industry, murdered by The EU. Vote Leave
As the future of not just Port Talbot steelworks but british steelmaking hangs in the balance with Indian conglomerate Tata Industries deciding the fate, we reflect that (A) the latest disaster for manufacturing is the fault of the EU and (B) We've been here before with Tata, a steelworks and a carbon credits scam.

With Hillary Clinton’s Email Lies Unravelling, 147 FBI Agents Are On Her Heels
E-mail exchanges between Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure Donald Reid and the NSA show Clinton was intent on obtaining a secure BlackBerry that she could use in restricted areas. Although Clinton would of course be given a desktop computer on which she could safely conduct state business, Reid said the Secretary had become “addicted” to her BlackBerry during ...

US Provides Additional $20million in Response to Refugee Crisis in Europe
“The United States announces $20 million to support efforts by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) to provide increased protection, shelter, and lifesaving assistance throughout Europe, including in Greece, Western Turkey, and the Balkans,” the release said.

Treasure "Trove" Of ISIS Documents Detail Secret Oil Trade With Turkey
We detail the route by which ISIS transports illegal, undocumented crude to Turkey via Zakho-based smugglers and how that crude ends up at Ceyhan where tanker rates seem to mysteriously spike around ISIS-related oil events. All of this, we suggested, was done with the help of the Turkish government up to and including Erdogan's son Bilal who owns a shipping company

A Closer Look At No - Go Zones For Europeans In EU’s Notorious Migrant Districts
In the wake of the latest terror attacks in a European city, (Brussels this time) it seems everybody in the EU except for the politicians and senior bureaucrats whose ineptitude and arrogance caused this mess, is now aware of the scale of problems for European socities emanating from the Islamic enclaves that have been allowed to develop by authorities more interested in being politically correct that serving the people who pay them.

Failed Immigration Policy Threatens Press Freedom In Sweden
Stockholm: Beautiful, civilised Sweden being turned into a third world cesspit by idiotic socialist politics and barbaric immigrants ...

Brexit: Britain's future in or out of EU?
Should Britain leave the EU and or remain and surrender even more of our national sovereighty to the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. The campaign to keep us in the EU, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, has become know as Project Fear, the Europhile having only scaremongering arument to back their case. At the moment, due to the immigrant crisis caused by the Shengen Zone open borders area and 'open doors' immigration policy,

Europe and the never ending immigration crisis
The tidal wave of immigration release on Europe due to American foreign policy of destabilising Muslim societies in Africa and the middle east and the complete failure of European political leaders and bureaucrats to deal with it adequately (or even to try and fail) has cause a crisis among the 28 member states of the European Union that threatens the existence of the Union

We Will Never Defeat Terrorists While Idiots Like This Are Allowed To Hold Public Office
Lets face it, the culture of politically correct thinking and white guilt thar prevails in the public sector is the biggest factor working in support of Jihadism and the globalist elite's push to destabilise civilised nations as a means of smoothing the way to creation of a global government. Here's what I mean:

Turkey has ‘serious questions’ to answer: Reactions to RT report on post-ISIS town in Syria The stream of accusations is growing against Ankara over illegal oil trade and support of Islamic State, with politicians and experts calling for Turkey to be held accountable for its actions after a new batch of evidence gathered by RT.

Europol leaks intelligence like a ‘colander’. UK’s more secure out of EU says former Head of MI6.

“Quitting EU would help our security”
In a striking intervention, Sir Richard Dearlove, former Head of MI6, has addressed thesecurity implications of Brexit, and concludes that our security would be not only unharmed, but actually strengthened, by leaving the EU.

Washington's Missile Defense Mentality Makes No Sense Against Jihadist Guerillas
The Brussels terror attacks should spell out so even the Washington hawks can understand, that Ameroica's policy of using nations like Poland and Ukraine to put a missile defence shield around Russia is not a defensive but an offensive course of action. Russia is not a threat to the west, Islamic extremism is a big threat. And Surface to air missiles are eff all use against jihadist guerillas.

SunEdison Plummets On Imminent Bankruptcy; Axiom Sees "The Beginning Of The End" And 85% More Downside Another item in the 'legacy' Barack Hussein Obama plannede to leave the world looks like going down the pan as a solar energy hedge fund he backed with $$$hugenumbers of taxpayers money prepares for bankruptcy.

French Legislator Proposes Alliance With Russia to Prevent More Attacks
After the terrorist bombings in Brussels yesterday Europe went into a kind of meltdown as various politicians competed to show who was the most clueless on how to deal with terror and Muslim extremism, which has been imported into the streets of European cities by the idiotic, politically correct, open doors immigration policy imposed on most member nations by the bureaucrats who run the EU.

Humanitarian Groups: EU-Turkey Refugee Plan Puts Women, Children in Prison Camps

Scepticism about the EU / Turkey deal existed among conservative and libertarian thinkers from the outset, now as it becomes clear how much the EU surrendered to Turkey and how Turkey has not intention of honouring the paltry pledges it made, the left are becoming sceptical as well.

EU-funded BBC documentary on Obama sparks allegations of anti-Brexit bias As this is the ultra left wing BBC we are talking about, this news blog would go so far as to say the documentary is a sign of the national broadcaster's anti British bias.

Bee Apocalypse: France Bans Bee Killing Pesticides
France is the first nation in Europe to act to ban the bee killing pesticides, neonicotinoids. While the EU's ruling bureaucracy has pressured member nations to go with the pesticides, and with glysophate (brand name Roundup) associated with Genetically modified food crops but recently named as a likely cancer causing agent in humans ...

This Exchange Proves The BBC, The Green Party and Friends Of The Earth Reject Free Speech
See independent climate expert Piers Corbyn treated appallingly by BBC Big Questions propaganda broadcast and shouted down by an audience packed with left wing activists.

Obama: US and Iran have major differences.
So what happened to Obama's great deal with Iran? Didn't the great peacemaker and joybringer proclaim not long ago that he had created peace and understanding between the USA and Iran? Perhaps the Iranians worked out that every country with which Obama claims he has created peace and understanding is the next to be blitzed by American bombs and drone strikes

If global warming is real, then why does the NOAA's own data show no warming for 58 years?
Suddenly ‘Global warming' is a seriously hot topic again; after a period in which many prominent scientists who not long ago would have been reluctant to point of the flawed science and fraudulent statistics behind the scam, for fear of having their careers and reputations trashed by 'The Science Inquisition', now almost every day there’s a new report claiming that humans are to blame for climate change

TTIP Set To Erode Democracy Further, Handing Veto On New Laws To Big Business
We do not yet fully understand what the 'deal' negotiated by David Cameron for revised terms of membership actually commit us to, but the general push by the bureaucratic dictatorship in Brussels to abolish the national sovereignty of member states and create a federal European Superstate is well known.

How Hillary Clinton Planned The Syrian Holocaust We bring you evidence that the destruction of Syria was planned by the USA and Israel long before the US engineered 'spontaneous uprising'known as The Arab Spring ...

Servergate: Clinton Emails reveal how Google tried to help Obama Administration defeat Syria’s Assad
The unhealthily close relationship bewteen Google and the US government has been known for a while, but despite having been caught in their incesteous coupling, the parent and child relationship seems to be getting more intense. The latest revelation from the Hillary Clinton emails shows how Google was involved in the bid to overthrow Assad in Syria

Denmark Gives Large Bonuses To Get Migrants To Work - How Is That Fair To Danes

A new Danish scheme to help immigrants integrate by paying employers to hire them for no jobs in which, having no skills and being unable to speak, read or write the language, they will get paid for doing nothing will only make the crisis worse rather than doing anything towards solving it.

Mac Slavo of SHTFplan.com Discovers Real Reason Why Trump Scares The Establishment
So if Trump is in fact as liberal as the corporate sock puppet Obama, what is it about him that has the ruling elite so scared the corporate owned mainstream media are resorting to desperate measures to discredit him while politicians plot increasing unfeasible ways to stop him becoming president.

Immigrant criminals and Swedish criminals are viewed differently in the eyes of Swedish law.
We ask why it is, in Sweden, that when a Swede kills two immigrants it is an act of terrorism that shames the nation, but when an African immigrant kills a Swedish mother and her young child, in the eyes of the government it is somehow the victim's fault? The big concern is that, given the desperation of our Conservtive and Labour party leaders to make us more European, such politically correct insanity will be inflicted in Britain next

Anti-Trump Fascists Plan "Democracy Spring"
Following their apparently delusional belief in the "success" of Tuesday night's violent protests, anti-Trump groups are plotting "Democracy Spring" threatening "drama in Washington" with the "largest civil disobedience action [in the USA] of the century."

Don’t Trust The Turks
As EU leaders meet the Turkish Sultan President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,prepared to offer him whatever he asks for, on top of the five billion Euros he has already trousered in return for Turkey’s empty promises of help in controlling the flow of criminals, rapists, people traffickers and jihadists refugees from all over the middle east, Asia,and Africa Syria ...

Corbyn's Politically Correct Hypocrites Hate Sexism But Approve Of Muslim Sexism
On encountering my insense dislike of the Labour Party, people asume I am a Conservative. WRONG! I have never supported The Conservatives and have never voted either Conservative or Labour in my life. Politicians should never be trusted, I but what sets Labour politicians and activists above the rest in terms of being worthy of only contempt is the hypocrisy.

Why Should Obama Be Given A Platform From Which To Lecture Britian
Although it seems Sidi Barack Hussein Obama, the wannabe God - Emperor of the world and President Of The Entire Universe and everything Else Besides is still planning to visit Britain in late April to tell us all of HIS vision for Britain's future as a province of the US State of Greater Germany with Europe, British voters are distincylt undwerwhelmed by the prospect

Propaganda War: US Officials Working to Keep Russia, Europe at Odds
Speaking to the US Senate Armed Services Committee this month, Breedlove said that " Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration from Syria in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve." These irrational remarks, and the mainstream media's ability to convey them with a straight face, are an indication of a broken system, experts suggest.

Gunmen Storm Ivory Coast Resort Hotel, At Least 11 Dead
Heavily armed gunmen opened fire Sunday at a hotel in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam which is popular with Westerners, witnesses told AFP. The assailants, who were “heavily armed and wearing balaclavas, fired at guests at the L’Etoile du Sud (Southern Star), a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave,” a witness told AFP.

Starting Pistol Fired In Race To Succeed Merkel
While the odds of Merkel being deposed by a putsch in her own party may seem slim, they have been improved vastly by her party’s monumental failure in German state elections on Sunday, with her migration policy as the rationale for huge numbers of voters abandoning the CDU for the anti - integration, anti - immigration AfD party.

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