New on Alternet: Atheists as a Political Force

Today I’m very happy to announce that I’ve become a contributor to AlterNet, the award-winning online progressive news and opinion magazine. My first essay is titled “There Are 10 Times As Many Atheists as Mormons: When Will Non-Believers Become a Political Force?” Read an excerpt below, and then click through to see the rest:


The propagandists of the religious right shout it aloud as their battle cry: “America is a Christian nation!” And in the trivial sense that ours is a nation populated mostly by Christians, this is true. But in the sense they mean it, that Christianity was intended to occupy a privileged place in the law — or worse, that Christianity was intended to be the only belief professed by Americans — it couldn’t be more false. Although religion in general and Christianity in particular, play a dominant role in our public life, ours is a secular nation by law. And befitting that heritage, America has always played host to a lively tradition of freethought, unorthodoxy and religious dissent, one that dates back to our founding generation.

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