More Atheists Shout It From the Rooftops
By LAURIE GOODSTEIN - NYT
Added: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:00:00 UTC
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two months after the local atheist organization here put up a billboard saying âDonât Believe in God? You Are Not Alone,â the groupâs 13 board members met in Laura and Alex Kasmanâs living room to grapple with the fallout.
The problem was not that the group, the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, had attracted an outpouring of hostility. It was the opposite. An overflow audience of more than 100 had showed up for their most recent public symposium, and the board members discussed whether it was time to find a larger place.
And now parents were coming out of the woodwork asking for family-oriented programs where they could meet like-minded nonbelievers.
âIs everyone in favor of sponsoring a picnic for humanists with families?â asked the board president, Jonathan Lamb, a 27-year-old meteorologist, eliciting a chorus of âayes.â
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