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    Atheists Reach Out -- Just Don't Call It Proselytizing - WSJ.com

    Atheists Reach Out -- Just Don't Call It Proselytizing
    Nonbelievers Think the Time Is Right to Better Organize Their Nonreligion and Swell the Membership; 'Reason's Greetings'

    By STEPHANIE SIMON

    Late next month, atheists, humanists, freethinkers, secularists -- in short, nonbelievers of every description -- will gather in dozens of cities to mark the holiday they call HumanLight.

    Whether by singing from a Humanist Hymnal, decorating a winter wreath or lighting candles dedicated to personal heroes, they'll celebrate what has been an exhilarating ride for the faithless -- a surge in recognition that has many convinced they're on the brink of making a mark on mainstream America.

    During the past three years, membership has grown in local and national associations of nonbelievers. Books attacking faith as a delusion shot up best-seller lists. For the first time, the faithless even raised enough funds to hire a congressional lobbyist.

    Building on that momentum, nonbelievers have begun a very public campaign to win broad acceptance. On billboards and bus ads, radio commercials and the Internet, atheists are coming forward to declare, quite simply: We're here. And we're just like you.

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    Of course the billboards have been met with the expected ignorant bigots:

    Taking God Out of Christmas? - NBC Action News KSHB-TV 41

    The writer of this article took the opportunity to label atheists expressing their non-belief as another attack on Christmas. Good grief @@
     
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    "HumanLight"!!!

    What's next?

    Closet queers being called "HomoLite" !!! :lol:
     
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    It is nice of you to expose yourself as an ignorant bigot. It saves us the effort of doing it for you.
     
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    It's not hard for him to do, we knew it from his first post on here.
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    I don't believe in Atheists. I believe that every person has a belief in some sort of God. It's just a matter of degree.
     
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    I don't subscribe to any religion and in fact some would call me an atheist but I find that atheists organizing and celebrating their unbelief a little contradictory?
     
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    The need for community is not exclusive to believers in God.
    Not all religious people belong to a church. Not all atheists wish to go it alone, especially after they've met with some anti atheist bigotry.

    I think the Unitarian Universalists have got it right. They accept believers, agnostics and atheists.
     
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    I don't think anyone way down deep believes in God. At most people are agnostics.
     
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    You would be wrong, there are many with IQ's above 130 that firmly believe in God.
     

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