On Becoming a Passionate Atheist.
Interesting read, and I agree with it for the most part. Not sure about comparing our (atheists) plight in modern-day America to that of African Americans of the 1960s–I think that’s a bit strong, though it is similar it is not nearly the same. Perhaps you can compare it to the plight of homosexuals in the 1980s. Thankfully I haven’t seen any theist-only bathrooms (there is a gas station near me that has an anti-atheist remark programmed into their pumps, telling people who don’t believe in God to take their business elsewhere, though).
But really, why is being out and vocal about atheism any worse than being out and vocal about your evangelical Christianity? Why is wishing someone “Happy holidays” any more offensive than wishing a non-believer a “Merry Christmas”? If I believe that our nation is suffering from a lack of reason and healthy skepticism, why is it unacceptable for me to stand on a soap box extolling the virtues of free though when it is perfectly acceptable for the nutcase downtown to tell everyone they are going to burn for all eternity in hell if they don’t turn from their wicked ways?