Thursday, May 7, 2009


Jacobs attends a couple of atheist meetings. The leader of the group uses the same language that I hear in Unitarian Universalist circles that leading a group of atheists is "like herding cats". "...go to an atheist meeting" says Jacobs "and you'll see why the religious lobby doesn't have to worry about the atheist lobby quite yet...It is hard to be passionate about a lack of belief." I was interested to read this, shortly after I read "More Atheists Shout it from the Rooftops" in the New York Times. Are more people getting passionate about it in the few years since Jacobs wrote his book, or did two different writers see the same thing in different ways?

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