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There is a difference, and I've detailed it before on this blog, between an atheist and an antagonistic atheist.
An atheist is content in their belief system. They don't believe there is a god and chose to continue their life with that value in place.
An antagonistic atheist, however, is not contnet in their knowledge. They want everyone in the world to believe the same way they do or they will never find peace.
The second group of people are the ones that are being funded by tax dollars and student fees now at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. From WHBL in Sheboygan:
An atheist group at U-W Madison might become the first of its kind in the nation to get a full year’s worth of student fee revenues for its programs on campus. The U-W’s Student Services Finance Committee has voted to allocate over $67,000 next year to the A-H-A – Athiests, Humanists, and Agnostics. Group president Chris Calvey said the funding would give support services to Madison students who have doubts about their faith – and they can have a place to discuss their concerns without fear of recrimination.
Calvey said religious groups have received student funds for years and quote, “It’s about time that secular students got the support we deserve.”
They are getting $70k to talk about their feelings? Can't they do that, oh I don't know, flipping anywhere?
When was the last time that the religious folk came out with torches and pitchforks because they heard a meeting of humanists was happening in their city?
This is another ridiculous waste of money in an already-bloated system. The UW shouldn't be funding religious groups or anti-religious groups with student dollars.