The New Yorker has a good article about two books that reviews atheist history in the United States and what unbelievers actually believe. This is a good read that will help people understand atheism.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
“Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.”
From the Reason Rally in 2016
The New Yorker did a book review about two new books about what atheists actually believe. The book review does a good overview of atheist history in the United States and the challenges and discrimination that many atheists have indeed faced. If you have time I deeply would encourage you to read this article. Its called, “Why Are Americans Still Uncomfortable with Atheism?” Its my belief that many atheists and secular humanists are deeply misunderstand. That many face discrimination for their non-belief or the fact that they choose not to practice a faith system. One of my goals is to document and write upon this situations. As the nones are growing in the United States and more people turn away from religion this is an issue that will grow with time. It can’t be ignored. Likewise atheist history from that of Elizabeth Cady Stanton or other pioneering figures needs to be researched and written about. That is a field much like women’s, GLBTQ, urban or individual ethnic that needs to be explored. This is going to be a brief post but I wanted to get this up as its on my pile of items that I read which I enjoyed. Take care guys!