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Without a prayer: Politicians of no faith afraid to say so

WASHINGTON    — Many lawmakers feel a sense of pride when asked to give the invocation to open a House session, but state Rep. Juan Mendez of Arizona was gripped by a different emotion. “”I came in with a little bit of fear,— not wanting to let myself be known,”” said Mendez, a freshman Democrat from Tempe.“

Known,” that is, as an atheist.

Even as Americans become less religious and their tolerance for atheism is growing, there are still very few politicians who are openly nonreligious. [Cont’d]

Tagged #quotes  #voltaire  #freethought  

Posted on 15 September, 2012
Reblogged from willedmond  

Tagged #graphics  #universe  #existence  #birth  #death  #humanism  #atheism  #freethought  #skepticism  #science  

Posted on 24 March, 2012
Reblogged from verona-rupes  

"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence."

—  Richard Dawkins (via thepositiveatheist)

Tagged #quote  #richard dawkins  #faith  #belief  #evidence  #atheism  #humanism  #freethought  #skeptic  #humanist  #atheist  #nontheist  

Posted on 13 March, 2012
Reblogged from thepositiveatheist  

"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."

—  

Richard Dawkins




(via thepositiveatheist)

Tagged #richard dawkins  #quote  #atheism  #gods  #humanism  #skepticism  #freethought  #agnosticism  

Posted on 19 November, 2011
Reblogged from thepositiveatheist  

Tagged #humanism  #quote  #ayn rand  #atheism  #skepticism  #freethought  #antitheism  #heaven  #death  #afterlife  #life  #greatness  

Posted on 17 November, 2011
Reblogged from hayekspectations  

Living without Religion in Michigan

skepticfreethought:

As news in my area, Grand Rapids just got its first Living without Religion billboard on US-131 North, just south of the Hall Street exit.

Jeff and Jen, giants in the CFI Michigan world. more…

Tagged #CFI  #Center for Inquiry  #religion  #Michigan  #Grand Rapids  #billboard  #campaign  #atheist  #agnostic  #humanist  #skeptic  #freethought  

Posted on 20 September, 2011
Reblogged from skepticfreethought  

"Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward [people], but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical."

—  Albert Schweitzer

This is a call to the living,
To those who refuse to make peace with evil,
With the suffering and the waste of the world.

This is a call to the human, not the perfect,
To those who know their own prejudices,
Who have no intention of becoming prisoners of their own limitations.

This is a call to those who remember the dreams of their youth,
Who know what it means to share food and shelter,
The care of children and those who are troubled,
To reach beyond barriers of the past
Bringing people to communion.

This is a call to the never ending spirit
Of the common man, his essential decency and integrity,
His unending capacity to suffer and endure,
To face death and destruction and to rise again
And build from the ruins of life.

This is the greatest call of all
The call to a faith in people.

- Algernon Black


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