[ExI] texas county judge demands residents wear bananas

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 02:57:04 UTC 2020

No. People will (eventually) actively bring it up and harass you into talking about it.

SR Ballard

> On Apr 24, 2020, at 3:02 PM, Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 25 Apr 2020 at 05:54, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 11:52 AM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> Is there anywhere in the US where an atheist who simply ignored anything to do with religion (which describes most atheists) would be noticed and frowned upon?
>> Yes, mostly in the South.  I stay away from those places.  (Theoretically I might visit for work, but if so I would keep my interactions strictly to the work-related area - which would likely be protected by police biased toward those there to do the work.)
>> Even in California, I have received death threats after I explained to an evangelist, who was trying to get me personally to convert, that I was an atheist, though this was some decades ago and atypical for the region.
> I imagine you would attract attention if you announced that you were an atheist, but if you lived and worked in the South and just never mentioned religion, or politely smiled and moved to the next topic when someone else did, would you be OK?
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