Sunday, October 02, 2011

It's about time. There may be hope yet.

Encouraging reading on gorgeous autumn free-thinking Sunday.
Rising atheism in America puts 'religious right on the defensive', by Paul Harris (Guardian).

The US is increasingly portrayed as a hotbed of religious fervour. Yet in the homeland of ostentatiously religious politicians such as Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, agnostics and atheists are actually part of one of the fastest-growing demographics in the US: the godless. Far from being in thrall to its religious leaders, the US is in fact becoming a more secular country, some experts say. "It has never been better to be a free-thinker or an agnostic in America," says Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the FFRF.

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