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comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
Yes, there's tribalism where a group makes fun of anyone who is different from them. It's really not different from being made fun of if you root for the rival sports team from a different area or don't care about sports (and again you won't really have issues with that). And I've been in places like physics grad school where the majority viewpoint was atheist/agnostic and my fundamentalist Christian roommate was teased about his views being inconsistent with the science he studied. No threats of going to hell, but again I wouldn't say you'd have issues being religious and a scientist.
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comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
@djechlin - It was relevant as the question quoted a blog describing being a secular teenager in America. About 20% of American teenagers will openly tell pollsters they do not believe in God; this isn't some insignificant oppressed minority. Religious freedoms are protected by law. Yes, some ignorant people may harass, or tease or try to convert you if you don't share their locally dominant religious view (which isn't always Christian).
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comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
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