For years now, atheists have been building up their lobbying and PR efforts and talking about getting other non-believers to “come out of the closet.” With the popularity of The New Atheists—forget New York Times bestsellers, they’ve been featured on the cover of Wired—there clearly is a coalescing force making it socially easier to be an atheist. Tomorrow, FaithWorld reports, American Atheists will hold a “coming out party” in Westerville, Ohio. (Coincidentially, is home to the Religion Newswriters Association.) The event will include a de-baptism ceremony.
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