Opinion: Will 2012 be the year of the atheist?

Last weekend my latest post at Huffington Post went up (“Will 2012 Be the Year of the Athiest?”). It generated a lot of discussion right out of the gate, particularly after it was tweeted by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason. I’m glad it connected with people and I hope it provides for helpful and civil discussion on the subject of atheism, rather than the usual demonization that I find often.

If religious folks need a selfish reason to accept their atheist neighbors, consider this: it may not be too long before the shoe is on the other foot and the religious minority will be the ones hoping for a place at the social table. What I can say for sure is that inviting atheists to be open and engaging them as valuable neighbors is not only best for all involved, but also, simply, a better practice of The Golden Rule. Don’t suppress the voice of others if you do not want them to suppress yours. Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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