If you were running for political office, would it makes sense to open up about your atheism?
Former Secular Coalition for America Director Sean Faircloth and philosopher Peter Boghossian offered differing answers to that question at a recent event. Faircloth, while not suggesting candidates disavow their atheism, said that pragmatism was key. Boghossian, on the other hand, suggested putting it all out there:
Then again, neither Boghossian nor I have held elected office. Faircloth has. So his approach may be the preferred one if you were more interested in getting elected and not simply taking a stand.