In his new book, “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans,” Mr. Niose explores the rising challenge of secular Americans — including humanists, agnostics, atheists and lapsed Christians — to the dominance of evangelical groups.
Mr. Niose, 49, said it’s important that nonbelievers organize, in order to become a potent force.He added that it would be beneficial for the country to return to secularism, noting that there’s less crime, a more highly educated population and less teen pregnancy in western European nations where religion plays no role in policy.
“There’s no need for church-sponsored soup kitchens in much of Europe because the government provides an effective safety net for those in need,” said Mr. Niose.
Slight edit: The article wrongly says Niose is the President of the Secular Coalition for America. He’s actually the SCA’s Vice-President and President of the American Humanist Association.
Anyway, David spoke at the Secular Student Alliance conference earlier this month about the topics in his book and that talk is now available online: