Now is the Time to Come Out

datePosted on 15:38, April 27th, 2009 by Kosmic Kurt

More and more people are declaring themselves atheist. A recent New York Times article describes how a small local humanist group put up a billboard and received positive inquires from many new people, as well as, over one hundred people showing up for a recent public symposium they gave. Those of you that consider yourself to be a “freethinker,” now is your time. Get information on local groups and Join Them! Most people think atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other freethinkers are such a small minority and that we just don’t matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Recent surveys put the number non-believers around 15% of the United State population. The issue is that we are also the most non-organized minority in the country.

Many freethinkers belong to large national groups and subscribe to journals and other periodicals. But very few actually belong to local groups and go out and try and make a difference. Again, now is the time! If there are issues in your community, you need the help of your fellow freethinkers to fight discrimination and violations of your rights. The Atheist Alliance maintains a huge database of local groups from all over. Start there and then call or email the groups you find. You can also contact the other large national groups to see if they know of any local organizations. The point is you need to get organized. There is power in numbers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/us/27atheist.html?_r=2&ref=todayspaper#

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