The New York Times has published one of those feel-good stories today. At least, it makes me feel good: More Atheists Shout It From the Rooftops.
More than ever, America’s atheists are linking up and speaking out — even here in South Carolina, home to Bob Jones University, blue laws and a legislature that last year unanimously approved a Christian license plate embossed with a cross, a stained glass window and the words “I Believe” (a move blocked by a judge and now headed for trial).
They are connecting on the Internet, holding meet-ups in bars, advertising on billboards and buses, volunteering at food pantries and picking up roadside trash, earning atheist groups recognition on adopt-a-highway signs.
Of course, those of us within the community have seen this sort of growth for some time now. It is nice to see a mainstream media source like the Times acknowledging it, though.