Monday, April 27, 2009

Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry

Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry
The latest American Religious Identification Survey revealed that nonreligious Americans now outnumber American Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons combined.
Despite the stereotypes others may have of non-believers, we are law-abiding citizens, charitable members of the community, and good neighbors. In fact, a surprisingly large percentage of famous artists, writers, philanthropists, activists, composers, actors, musicians and scientists are non-believers. (See here, here, here and here for lists.) At the same time, they also make up a surprisingly small percentage of the prison population.

US (New York Times Permalink)
More Atheists Shout It From the Rooftops
By LAURIE GOODSTEIN Published: April 27, 2009
Organized atheist groups liken their strategy to the gay-rights movement, which lifted off when members of a scorned minority went public.

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