I was in Chattanooga this past weekend as I have family there (they were not hurt by the shootings and are safe )
There are several memorials and things of that nature popping up around the city. Naturally Westboro Baptist showed up and actually do did the atheists. I was shocked that so many people, instead of blaming the individual, attacked not only Islam, but religion in general. People shouting amongst the crowds and things. I overheard a woman telling her daughter who was maybe 7 or 8 that hell was a mythological place. The woman had her own daughter telling everyong God didn’t exist.
Just today, I ran into an old co-worker and in catching up with them told me that them and their family were now atheists and dropped out of religion all together. Among the chief reasons cited was that there was “no proof”.
Perhaps it is just me, but it seems that atheists are everywhere. To me, these people are the most misguided of all. Anyone else having similar issues or experiences? How did you handle it ?