|Re: SHL article by Laurie Goodstein one of most emailed today|
I too read the article by Goodstein in the NYT this morning and chose to join this group. I am a member of the Secular Humanist group in N.W. Phoenix and was delighted to see that there are even more of us. I attended a conference in Virginia in 2007 of the American Athiests where I was fortunate enough to meet up with Sam Harris, Dawson, Dennett, Hitchens and many others.
I realize that much of our government legislation comes from the religious right that divides many Americans into minorities removing many of our individual choices. I moved to Arizona 7 years ago and found myself in the winter wonderland of the bible belt.
I have been an Atheist for many years and was thrilled to learn that we are not decreasing in numbers but seeing our numbers increasing all the time.