MADISON, Wis. - Americans may dislike atheists, but for one weekend those who don't believe in God will find sanctuary here. Members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics, will gather for a weekend of non-prayer breakfasts and raffles for God-free currency at the group's 30th annual convention.
Despite a new survey that shows most Americans still have negative views toward nonbelievers, it's been a pretty good year for atheism. The foundation has added thousands of members, is starting a national talk radio show, and claimed two legal victories in disputes with states in recent weeks. Meanwhile, a spate of books have been selling around the nation advancing the notion that religion is the root of many evils.
Against that backdrop, prominent atheists and agnostics will gather today through Sunday to hear speeches, give awards, and plot...
Atheism is a paultry view of existence. Most people are "nice", but being nice to fellow humans does not face the real problem of the need for the grace of God to which those who truly believe in God value and are ever so thankful for.