Displaying the motto has a chilling effect on nonbelievers
, she added.
are individuals who lack any beliefs in a religion (http://bit.ly/1pw4dXG).
"In any case," nonbelievers
can say, "no one will know of the evil I am secretly doing." But those who do not believe think that no one is watching them from on high, and therefore they also know that--precisely for this reason--there is not even a Someone who may forgive.
"If a nonbeliever
has an uplifting message for our lawmakers, let them share it.
Is there any more concise illustration of why most Americans would sooner send a gay Hindu divorcee to the White House than a nonbeliever
? It's one thing to reject the Lord God Almighty, but Secret Santa too?
(2) Even though this is the lowest comparative percentage of people who said they would vote against someone just for being a nonbeliever
, in absolute numbers, it is still a higher percentage than is applicable to any other historically disfavored group.
"It is no secret Massimo is a nonbeliever
, but he greatly admires the Pope," said the premier's wife, Linda Giuva.
As he began to chart stories from his personal experiences, the Gospels became stranger, the characters reflecting the contradictory nature of Jesus - okay, maybe I can't explain the appeal of these works, maybe as a nonbeliever
in a Puritan-based culture there's some combination of vicarious piety and guilty Christian recidivism involved in my fascination with them.
It wasn't until the New Atheist movement began thunderously making noise that I finally recognized that there could be more to being a nonbeliever
than raging against religionists and their incoherent interpretations of reality.
I also found it interesting and inspirational to see how a literary nonbeliever
approaches and appreciates the life of Jesus and the stories of Christ.
This short book consists of alternating chapters written by father and son, telling and reacting to the path Bart took from believer to nonbeliever
, and the resulting changes in his life and belief system.
Yet, along with the faithful, this nonbeliever
is anticipating Pope Francis' visit.
For the nonbeliever
, all other considerations of public policy pale in comparison to the centrality of preserving this precise doctrine of contemporary jurisprudence: that .government bodies in the United States cannot pass laws that favor religion over nonbelief.
However, making the pledge optional doesn't eliminate the message that the government is sending to schoolchildren on a daily basis: that true patriots are God-believers and if you're a nonbeliever
you simply don't love and support your country to the same degree.
A colleague of Fallaci and a fellow nonbeliever
, Italian journalist Vittorio Feltri summed up their position during the panel in Rimini: "All of us have been shaped by a Christian culture.