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12th Jul '16 6:31:39 AM Fireblood
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The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion in the mass media and the association of atheism with communism and regimes such as the USSR and the Khmer Rouge[[note]]who were toppled by ''Communist Vietnam'' while Pol Pot was backed by ''Communist China'' by then, a US trading partner[[/note]]. During the RedScare of TheFifties, ''In God We Trust'' replaced ''E Pluribus Unum'' on the US Currency as part of the general culture wars against the Soviet Union and atheists in popular media were depicted as communists, even if the most vocal and influential anti-communist author of this era, Creator/AynRand, was herself an atheist[[note]]She was of course far more vocal and tendentious about her anti-communist pro-US attitudes than she was about her anti-religious opinions[[/note]]. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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The issue is compounded further by many prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion in the mass media and the association of atheism with communism and regimes such as the USSR and the Khmer Rouge[[note]]who were toppled religious persecution by ''Communist Vietnam'' while Pol Pot was backed by ''Communist China'' by then, a US trading partner[[/note]]. communist regimes. During the RedScare of TheFifties, ''In God We Trust'' replaced ''E Pluribus Unum'' on the US Currency as part of the general culture wars against the Soviet Union and atheists in popular media were depicted as communists, even if the most vocal and influential anti-communist author of this era, Creator/AynRand, was herself an atheist[[note]]She atheist.[[note]]She was of course far more vocal and tendentious about her anti-communist anti-communist, pro-US attitudes than she was about her anti-religious opinions[[/note]]. opinions.[[/note]] Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
11th Jul '16 11:05:04 PM JulianLapostat
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The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion in the mass media. Further compounded with the association of atheism with communism and regimes such as the USSR and the Khmer Rouge[[note]]who were toppled by ''Communist Vietnam'' while Pol Pot was backed by ''Communist China'' by then, a US trading partner[[/note]]. During the RedScare of TheFifties, ''In God We Trust'' replaced ''E Pluribus Unum'' on the US Currency as part of the general culture wars against the Soviet Union and atheists in popular media were depicted as communists, even if the most vocal and influential anti-communist author of this era, Creator/AynRand, was herself an atheist[[note]]She was of course far more vocal and tendentious about her anti-communist pro-US attitudes than she was about her anti-religious opinions[[/note]]. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion in the mass media. Further compounded with media and the association of atheism with communism and regimes such as the USSR and the Khmer Rouge[[note]]who were toppled by ''Communist Vietnam'' while Pol Pot was backed by ''Communist China'' by then, a US trading partner[[/note]]. During the RedScare of TheFifties, ''In God We Trust'' replaced ''E Pluribus Unum'' on the US Currency as part of the general culture wars against the Soviet Union and atheists in popular media were depicted as communists, even if the most vocal and influential anti-communist author of this era, Creator/AynRand, was herself an atheist[[note]]She was of course far more vocal and tendentious about her anti-communist pro-US attitudes than she was about her anti-religious opinions[[/note]]. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
11th Jul '16 11:03:19 PM JulianLapostat
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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end - kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted they often use AdHominem to justify their stance [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical regimes enforcing atheism such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) and the atrocities of Marxist regimes. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end - kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] [[/note]]

The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted they often use AdHominem to justify their stance [[/note]] coupled in the mass media. Further compounded with their denials and excusing of tyrannical regimes enforcing atheism such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) and regimes such as the USSR and the atrocities Khmer Rouge[[note]]who were toppled by ''Communist Vietnam'' while Pol Pot was backed by ''Communist China'' by then, a US trading partner[[/note]]. During the RedScare of Marxist regimes.TheFifties, ''In God We Trust'' replaced ''E Pluribus Unum'' on the US Currency as part of the general culture wars against the Soviet Union and atheists in popular media were depicted as communists, even if the most vocal and influential anti-communist author of this era, Creator/AynRand, was herself an atheist[[note]]She was of course far more vocal and tendentious about her anti-communist pro-US attitudes than she was about her anti-religious opinions[[/note]]. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
11th Jul '16 9:22:52 PM ArtemisPal
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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted they often use AdHominem to justify their stance [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical regimes enforcing atheism such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) and the atrocities of Marxist regimes. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped end - kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted they often use AdHominem to justify their stance [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical regimes enforcing atheism such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) and the atrocities of Marxist regimes. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
11th Jul '16 9:19:40 PM ArtemisPal
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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted their recurring use of AdHominem [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical atheist regimes such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) due to the Cold War and the USSR. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted their recurring they often use of AdHominem to justify their stance [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical atheist regimes enforcing atheism such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) due to the Cold War and the USSR.atrocities of Marxist regimes. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
11th Jul '16 8:54:06 PM ArtemisPal
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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted a tendency towards AdHominem [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical atheist regimes such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology which has gone on to inspire many anti-religious atrocities) due to the Cold War and the USSR. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted a tendency towards their recurring use of AdHominem [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical atheist regimes such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology which has gone on to inspire many anti-religious atrocities) ideology) due to the Cold War and the USSR. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
10th Jul '16 6:09:16 PM ArtemisPal
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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted a tendency towards AdHominem [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical atheist regimes such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot was stated to have added "a tincture" of Buddhism to his Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious alleigance [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology which has gone on to inspire many anti-religious atrocities) due to the Cold War and the USSR. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion [[note]] as many critics have noted a tendency towards AdHominem [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical atheist regimes such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot was stated to have added "a tincture" received education at Christian and Buddhist schools, he rejected both of Buddhism to his those faiths when embracing Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious alleigance allegiance, including Buddhism which some have cited to be an influence on Pol Pot [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology which has gone on to inspire many anti-religious atrocities) due to the Cold War and the USSR. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion, as many critics have noted a tendency towards AdHominem. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) due to the Cold War, the USSR and [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]]. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).

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In the US Culture Wars of TheNoughties, the atheist movement emerged as a response to the religious right, Creationism and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. This activism also comes from a feeling that it's hard to find a happy, well-adjusted, or optimistic individual on (American) television who is an openly avowed atheist. Not appearing to practice or even mention religion at all is fine for everyone, but it's generally only characters with a fair degree of cynicism and bitterness who can state outright that they don't believe there is a God, or even that they severely doubt if God exists (however the latter is agnostic, not atheist). Perhaps this is due to the fact that one of the most prominent real-life atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, was also known for her abrasive personality.[[note]]And her tragic end-kidnapped and murdered by a of a member of her organization, American Atheists, for exposing his criminal history.[[/note]] The issue is compounded further by prominent atheists' (such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins) confrontational and vitriolic criticisms of religion, religion [[note]] as many critics have noted a tendency towards AdHominem. AdHominem [[/note]] coupled with their denials and excusing of tyrannical atheist regimes such as the USSR under Stalin and the Khmer Rouge [[note]] though Pol Pot was stated to have added "a tincture" of Buddhism to his Marxism his regime forbade and violently persecuted religious alleigance [[/note]]. Plus, there is the association of atheism with communism (as Marxism was an atheist ideology) ideology which has gone on to inspire many anti-religious atrocities) due to the Cold War, War and the USSR and [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]].USSR. Many criticisms of atheism by theists also exist, of course, which may have more cachet in the still highly religious US. In fact, very few TV atheists are portrayed as having come to this conclusion by dispassionate consideration of their experience but, much more likely, they have some tragedy in their past, such as a CynicismCatalyst or gave up after a crisis of faith (which does occur in real-life but isn't universally true).
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In Eastern Nations, in former colonies, Christianity may be a minority but on account of missionary activities it has greatly impacted the Education and Cultural life of the elites, which has nonetheless kept Christian tradition and its roles, positive and negative, in public memory. The political and cultural revolutions on behalf of freedom of speech in France, England, United States, Italy, Germany has rested on the separation of the Church and State, and this has led to Christianity in the position of the DesignatedVillain in many anti-censorship fights in the Western World due to incidents such the treatment of Charles Darwin. Christianity is still greatly perceived, and resented for being MoralGuardians, though this is not limited to Christianity. This also ties to the tendency for Christianity to be singled out as ''the'' target religion for expressions and media portrayals of anti-religious sentiment [[note]] Which is for a series of reasons including PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad concerning some of the other religions; for example, in an attempt to break from the awful stereotypes of the past recent portrayals of Judaism in the media either involves NWordPrivileges or circle around to PositiveDiscrimination. [[/note]], [[MoralMyopia even if the grievance in question leveled against Christianity can be found outside it]] (such the LBGT movement, where depictions of this [[tend to saddle Christianity with a much more antagonistic portrayal than Judaism or Islam, despite the three faiths and their Scriptures sharing similar views on homosexuality DoubleStandard]]).

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In Eastern Nations, in former colonies, Christianity may be a minority but on account of missionary activities it has greatly impacted the Education and Cultural life of the elites, which has nonetheless kept Christian tradition and its roles, positive and negative, in public memory. The political and cultural revolutions on behalf of freedom of speech in France, England, United States, Italy, Germany has rested on the separation of the Church and State, and this has led to Christianity in the position of the DesignatedVillain in many anti-censorship fights in the Western World due to incidents such the treatment of Charles Darwin. Christianity is still greatly perceived, and resented for being MoralGuardians, though this is not limited to Christianity. This also ties to the tendency for Christianity to be singled out as ''the'' target religion for expressions and media portrayals of anti-religious sentiment [[note]] Which is for a series of reasons including PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad concerning some of the other religions; for example, in an attempt to break from the awful stereotypes of the past recent portrayals of Judaism in the media either involves NWordPrivileges or circle around to PositiveDiscrimination. [[/note]], [[MoralMyopia [[DoubleStandard even if the grievance in question leveled against Christianity can be found outside it]] it (such the LBGT movement, where depictions of this [[tend tend to saddle Christianity in relation to it with a much more antagonistic portrayal than Judaism or Islam, despite the three faiths and their Scriptures sharing similar views on homosexuality DoubleStandard]]).
homosexuality]]).
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In Eastern Nations, in former colonies, Christianity may be a minority but on account of missionary activities it has greatly impacted the Education and Cultural life of the elites, which has nonetheless kept Christian tradition and its roles, positive and negative, in public memory. The political and cultural revolutions on behalf of freedom of speech in France, England, United States, Italy, Germany has rested on the separation of the Church and State, and this has led to Christianity in the position of the DesignatedVillain in many anti-censorship fights in the Western World due to incidents such the treatment of Charles Darwin. Christianity is still greatly perceived, and resented for being MoralGuardians, though this is not limited to Christianity. This also ties to the tendency for Christianity to be singled out as ''the'' target religion for expressions and media portrayals of anti-religious sentiment [[note]] for a series of reasons including PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad concerning some of the other religions; for example, in an attempt to break from the awful stereotypes of the past recent portrayals of Judaism in the media either involves NWordPrivileges or circle around to PositiveDiscrimination. [[/note]], [[MoralMyopia even if the grievance in question leveled against Christianity can be found outside it]] (such the LBGT movement, where depictions of this tend to saddle Christianity with a much more antagonistic portrayal than Judaism or Islam, despite the three faiths and their Scriptures sharing similar views on homosexuality).

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In Eastern Nations, in former colonies, Christianity may be a minority but on account of missionary activities it has greatly impacted the Education and Cultural life of the elites, which has nonetheless kept Christian tradition and its roles, positive and negative, in public memory. The political and cultural revolutions on behalf of freedom of speech in France, England, United States, Italy, Germany has rested on the separation of the Church and State, and this has led to Christianity in the position of the DesignatedVillain in many anti-censorship fights in the Western World due to incidents such the treatment of Charles Darwin. Christianity is still greatly perceived, and resented for being MoralGuardians, though this is not limited to Christianity. This also ties to the tendency for Christianity to be singled out as ''the'' target religion for expressions and media portrayals of anti-religious sentiment [[note]] Which is for a series of reasons including PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad concerning some of the other religions; for example, in an attempt to break from the awful stereotypes of the past recent portrayals of Judaism in the media either involves NWordPrivileges or circle around to PositiveDiscrimination. [[/note]], [[MoralMyopia even if the grievance in question leveled against Christianity can be found outside it]] (such the LBGT movement, where depictions of this tend [[tend to saddle Christianity with a much more antagonistic portrayal than Judaism or Islam, despite the three faiths and their Scriptures sharing similar views on homosexuality).
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