We’re all familiar with the impact of the New Atheists, but what did non-belief look like in the early years of the United States?
Peter Manseau, the religion scholar who co-authored Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible, has written a book about our country’s spiritual history that doesn’t just focus on the usual Christian voices.
It’s called One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History.
In the excerpt below, Manseau talks about what atheism looked like more than two centuries ago:
Last year, reporter Meaghan Winter attended a meeting of the anti-abortion Heartbeat International conference, and she’s written about her experience in Cosmopolitan.
To nobody’s surprise, the conference was full of misinformation everywhere. And the attendees were encouraged to mislead women who were seeking abortions: