The Freedom From Religion Foundation, the largest national association of atheists and agnostics, which reached 10,000 members last month, says public officials should not issue proclamations of prayer or direct citizens to worship.
While they are correct that a “day of prayer” should be sponsored by churches and not the government, my focus is on the membership.
That’s incredible. Certainly they were boosted by their recent Supreme Court case, but not only is the FFRF the largest association of atheists/agnostics in the country, it may very well be the largest association of such people in our nation’s history.American Atheists never had these numbers, even in its heyday.
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