10 Myths & 10 Truths About Atheism

posted May 6, 2011, 9:23 AM by Viva Paco   [ updated Feb 16, 2012, 12:44 AM ]
By Sam Harris

Sam Harris is the author of "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason" and "Letter to a Christian Nation."

December 24, 2006
Several polls indicate that the term "atheism" has acquired such an extraordinary stigma in the United States that being an atheist is now a perfect impediment to a career in politics (in a way that being black, Muslim or homosexual is not). According to a recent Newsweek poll, only 37% of

Americans would vote for an otherwise qualified atheist for president.