Could be a post-9/11 thing - a pox on all their houses and all that. But it could also be related to local issues. I'm now wondering where it is strongest, most strident as I think it could be a reaction to religiosity. I know it's here in Australia, but to what extent I don't know. A couple of years ago there was an Atheism festival in Melbourne and Dawkins attended, among others. I heard some of the discussions and comments from the audience on the radio and my initial reaction was that I'd stumbled across an undergraduate conference, everyone was so bloody smug and convinced of their own rectitude. Further listening didn't shift me from that initial view. I was glad I wasn't there, I think I would have lost it and punched someone
Originally Posted by junobet
I can't bloody well stand smug.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil Exodus 23:2