Comment: Fellow atheist down-voting you.

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Fellow atheist down-voting you.

First, there is enough bickering here about stupid things (like god and Sarah Palin), why add to it?

Second, being a libertarian has nothing to do with any belief or lack thereof. True, there are quite a few active people here on DP that are fundamentalist Christians and do not understand the libertarian philosophy of the American Enlightenment. But, there are vastly more Christians here that do get it. In my experience it was the freeing of the mind in rejecting the fairy tales that led me to discovering my libertarianism.

Thirdly, the Bible plagiarizes much more than the pagan myths. Even the New Testament uses stuff from Confusius, Krishna and even has some Gnostic stuff from Paul. The story of the nativity itself (my assumption that it is your reference?) is taken from ancient Egypt and Greece to the most recent - the pagans of Eastern Europe.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain