“One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it.”—Bertrand Russell
According to a survey conducted last year by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 66 percent of Americans view atheists unfavorably – double the disrelish for Muslims. Another survey, this by the Kaiser Foundation, The Washington Post and Harvard University, revealed that 69 percent of Americans would be disturbed if a family member married an atheist. In the last presidential election, 49 percent of the electorate said it wouldn’t under any circumstances vote for an atheist.