President Ronald Reagan’s Son Says in TV Ad That He’s a “Lifelong Atheist” and “Not Afraid of Burning in Hell”

It’s not a secret that President Ronald Reagan‘s son, Ron Reagan, is a vocal atheist.

Last November, he taped a radio ad in which he proclaimed his godlessness and advocated for the Freedom From Religion Foundation:

I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusions of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m asking you to join the Freedom From Religion Foundation — the nation’s largest and most effective organization of atheists and agnostics, working to keep state and church separate. Phone 1-800-335-4021 or visit the Freedom From Religion Foundation at FFRF.ORG. Ron Reagan, lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell.

Reagan did something similar in 2004, when, in a New York Times interview, he talked about why he would never make a good political candidate:

Would you like to be president of the United States?

I would be unelectable. I’m an atheist. As we all know, that is something people won’t accept.

He also told a gathering of atheists in 2009:

… Reason and freethought will remain a hallmark of the human species. The ability of human beings to gaze out at the wondrous, baffling universe in which we find ourselves, with minds uncluttered by dogma, has been and always will be the measure of our success. Faith will fade, religions will flower and vanish, but reason remains.

Reason is where I put my faith, if you will. Reason is where I stand, and I am happy to stand there with you.

Now, he’s back with another strong ad echoing those earlier sentiments that FFRF plans to air during next Thursday’s episodes of both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report:

Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusions of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m asking you to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest and most effective association of atheists and agnostics working to keep state and church separate, just like our Founding Fathers intended.

Please support the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Ron Reagan. Lifelong atheist. Not afraid of burning in hell.

What a fantastic last line. (I found my epitaph.)

If you’d like to see more ads like this on national television broadcasts, feel free to earmark the ad as the reason you’d like to donate to FFRF.

(Image via Wikimedia. Parts of this article were posted earlier.)

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