Non-Religious Minority Largest of Them All
Trump signed an executive order for the ‘faith-based initiative’ during the ‘National Day of Prayer’ event May 3rd, 2018 designed to bolster the influence of faith groups in government going further than ever before giving special treatment towards Evangelical Christians, which is entirely unconstitutional as per the 1st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”
I will never vote Republican because I am ASHAMED of what the GOP has become; their agenda is the religious-rights’ Apocalypse / Armageddon and to convert America into a “Christian Nation” i.e. a Christian Theocracy that they’ve always wanted:
“Conservative Christians are cheering the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem because they believe the move will usher in Armageddon” … “By praising Trump’s embassy move, Pirro is playing upon the hopes and dreams of deluded and ignorant conservative Christians that make up the fan base of Fox News. In fact, many conservative Christians believe that Trump’s controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will usher in Armageddon, and that moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sets the stage for the Second Coming of Christ and End Times.”
Fox News: Trump Fulfilled Biblical Prophecy By Moving Embassy To Jerusalem
The Trump admin, the GOP/Republicans need to be made aware of the fact that America now has at least 26% (projected to hit 35% by 2030) in America who are non-religious known as the “nones” in polls on religious affiliation. That is the largest minority of them all … the non-religious minority in America is far larger than:
1. NRA members (1.6%)
2. Jews (2.6%)
3. Muslims (2%)
4. Buddhists (0.7%)
5. Hindus (0.7%)
6. Jehovah’s Witness (0.8%)
7. Mormons (1.6%)
8. Baptists (2.5%)
9. Illegal immigrants (3-5%)
10. Gays (3-5%)
11. Asians (5.3%)
12. Blacks (13.2%)
13. Hispanics (17%)
14. Catholics (20%)
15. Evangelicals (25%)
16. Non-Religious (26%) (currently 30% for those under 30)
The “nones” or non-religious are as large as the first 11 COMBINED!!! The US Supreme court has not had a non-believer on the bench since Justice David Davis (1877) nominated by Abraham Lincoln (a republican). 83.2 million of us (26%) non-believers have been ignored our entire lives – we are the largest minority of them all and should at least have a spot at the table. Instead, President after President of both parties do all they can to cater to Christianity through things like the ‘faith-based initiative’ while ignoring us “nones” year after year.
The GOP treat other Americans who aren’t Christian or Republican like they are not Americans and I’m sick of it. I’d love to see an Independent (a younger Bernie Sanders type) try to pull in the LARGEST MINORITY OF THEM ALL – the non-religious folks – to help fight back against the Trump/Pence bigoted Christian extremist agenda.
As bad as Trump and his administration is with corruption, ethics, lies etc., the Democrats are still a big mess. The DNC and democratic elite still refuse to understand why they lost the 2016 election so badly and continue to sabotage progressive democratic campaigns to this day. In 2017 a Nationwide Class-Action filed Against Democratic Party for dishonest primaries etc., admitted in court that the “DNC had the right to rig 2016 democratic primary” – and they wonder why nearly 60% of Americans don’t vote? Trump did not win – the democrats just lost terribly for being so pathetic. As Bernie Sanders said: “Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in this history of this country and she still lost.” “Gallup shows that since the election, a remarkable 14 million Democrats have become independents.”
The DNC & Hillary campaign owes us all an official apology for intentionally sabotaging the Bernie Sanders campaign – who would’ve won in 2016. I was cheated out of my vote. The Electoral College owes us an apology for failing to do their ONE JOB – keeping a con-man out of the White House. Sadly, the Democratic party has been Republican-light working for the top 2% same as the GOP ever since the Clinton admin in the 90’s. Why on earth would I ever vote for that? Hillary and the DNC did all of that on their own – can’t blame Bernie Sanders or anybody else for that. I understand why so many refused to vote for Hillary and the dems. I’ll never vote Democrat (or Hillary) thanks to those DNC & democratic elites. The DNC, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party are now dead to me – I’ll never vote for them without serious changes and I am NOT alone. Democrats have failed us progressives for the last time.
I’m searching for a good candidate to vote for who would best represent my secular values. I have nobody to vote for who represents me or my views – I am a born & raised American who has had no real representation my entire life.
* Acharya S was a Co-Chair for the “Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists” Organization to help fight against pervasive blasphemy laws worldwide:
Petition to the UN to protect freedom from religion and barbaric blasphemy laws
Blasphemy laws around the world
Nonbelievers in religion persecuted, executed worldwide under barbaric blasphemy laws
Were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Jesus Mythicists?
Preachers, priests quietly embrace the Christ myth
Separation of Religion and State
Mythicism and the Ph.D.: A Brief History
Star Worship of the Ancient Israelites
“God Bless America” Response to pass around
Sources & Notes:
Study: Atheists Most Discriminated Minority
By 2030, say projections, a third of Americans will have no religious preference
Report Finds Young People in Europe Are Abandoning Organized Religion in Droves
How many American atheists are there really?“There’s a lot of atheists in the closet” — why most polls on religious belief are probably wrong”
“The NRA is America’s preeminent gun rights organization, made up of nearly five million members” = 1.6%
How many gun owners belong to the NRA? Not as many as you’d think (Feb 2018)
“Only a quarter of Americans own guns, according to numbers from General Social Survey and Gallup in 2013” “3% of the population owns half of the civilian guns in the US”
Most gun owners don’t belong to the NRA
* We had several guns in our house all my life and it was never an issue. I’m just curious why the NRA has so much power in our politics when they are just 1.6% of America. There are more illegal immigrants than NRA members in America.
Why do atheists care about religion?