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A case of nonbelief

The nation’s atheists went to Capitol Hill on Monday to launch an effort that they hope will someday give them the lobbying clout of the Christian conservative movement.

They don’t have a prayer.

But that obvious fact won’t stop them from exercising their God-given right to petition their government for a redress of grievances. And their grievances are many, including:

· the “In God We Trust” national motto.

· the National Day of Prayer.

· the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

· the practice of opening sessions of Congress with a prayer and ending oaths of office with “so help me God.”

“What does that do to our non-theist community?” asked Edwina Rogers, executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, which bills itself as the only full-time lobbying group for atheists, agnostics, humanists and the like. “What does that do to our minority religions like voodooism, etcetera?”

No doubt it makes them mad enough to cast a hex. 


To read the rest of this Washington Post article by Dana Milbank, click here.

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