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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:12 PM

As far as I know, none of us here live in China. [View all]

If I am mistaken, I hope someone will correct me. Most of the subscribers to this group live in the United States of America. None of us has any influence on China's politics or culture, I believe.

China is a nation of many ethnic groups. Historically, it has not had a national religion, but its people have followed many different religions during its thousands of years of existence. Currently, it is governed by people who reject religious belief. Unfortunately, its government discourages religious worship by its citizens.

China, however, does not represent atheists anywhere else on the planet. As far as I know, nobody who is a subscriber to this forum is an advocate for Chinese policies regarding religion. So, China's policies are irrelevant to the beliefs of Religion Group subscribers, who have nothing, really, to do with China at all.

Atheism is not a religious belief. Individual atheists have a wide range of social, political, and ethical positions. There is no central leadership whatsoever for atheism. Atheism is a philosophical viewpoint. Other than disbelief in the existence of deities and other supernatural entities of that sort, there is little that atheists have in common.

It is a mistake to attempt to tie American atheists to the Chinese political system. Trying to do so is a strawman argument. It is a logical error. It is simply not true.

Thank you for your attention, and for reading this post.

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