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    Re: The ATHEISM Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaded Anomaly View Post
    Oh man, I just opened myself up to some death threats, didn't I?
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    Re: The ATHEISM Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaded Anomaly View Post
    But atheists are never oppressed!
    now you exaggerate.

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    Re: The ATHEISM Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaded Anomaly View Post
    Oh man, I just opened myself up to some death threats, didn't I?

    See, in countries where what I picture real oppression is going on, people probably would not make a flippant joke about getting death threats in regards to this. Mostly because they probably would be afraid of that really happening, and the likelihood was indeed high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Spock View Post
    I am pretty sure that Horizons was the boarding school a niece of mine went to. She did not get sent there for an religious reasons. She was there for close to 2 years. It is a school for kids with major behavior problems.
    These are part of a string of boarding schools that essentially function as military academies crossed with prisons. Parents can sign their kids up for them just as easily as they can sign them up for a summer math camp. For a while, there were even some like this existing outside of US soil, in places like Jamaica, so they could completely skirt child abuse laws. Several kids died on site at an infamous one, Tranquility Bay. From what I can see, this one is extremely strict but less abusive.

    I don't doubt that there are some kids who could benefit from that program, but what creeps me out is just how easy it is to send a kid to one of these. I've heard of kids sent to places like this for having the wrong friends, or sneaking out once or twice, or apparently being an athiest.

    The kidnapping part is insanely creepy too. But yeah, not an institution actually targeting atheists.
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    Re: The ATHEISM Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Spock View Post
    See, in countries where what I picture real oppression is going on, people probably would not make a flippant joke about getting death threats in regards to this. Mostly because they probably would be afraid of that really happening, and the likelihood was indeed high.
    This is something I always used to say during the Bush admin - idiots calling Bush a fascist, Nazi, or dictator bugged the hell out of me, because if he was, they wouldn't be free after calling him these things.
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    Re: The ATHEISM Thread

    That link is horrifying. Blood chilling stuff.


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    Re: The ATHEISM Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Spock View Post
    now you exaggerate.
    No, that was the claim that was made in the other thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Spock View Post
    See, in countries where what I picture real oppression is going on, people probably would not make a flippant joke about getting death threats in regards to this. Mostly because they probably would be afraid of that really happening, and the likelihood was indeed high.
    Yes, we've established that you have an unreasonably limited definition of oppression.

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    Re: The ATHEISM Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Callan View Post
    That link is horrifying. Blood chilling stuff.
    I've read other accounts of similar stories. Terrifying stuff. Kids taken right out of their rooms by people they don't know, denied medication, taken out nearly naked and thrown into vans.

    Disgusting stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Elliott View Post
    I've read other accounts of similar stories. Terrifying stuff. Kids taken right out of their rooms by people they don't know, denied medication, taken out nearly naked and thrown into vans.

    Disgusting stuff.
    I've actually been following these "schools" for over ten years. Gave a presentation in my Senior year sociology class about them.
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