Atheists Among the Believers
Most Americans – 71 percent – say they believe in God with absolute certainty. Here in Utah, the percentage of firm believers climbs up to 80 percent. Even so, more and more Americans, and even some Utahns, are coming out and expressing their disbelief in a god, often to the great dismay of their religious friends and family. So what does it mean to be a nonbeliever in a world of belief? Wednesday we’re joined by a panel of guests to ask who atheists are and to explore how they interact with the faithful majority.
American Atheists were rebuffed by billboard companies when the group recently attempted to post their billboards in Salt Lake City. Follow this linkto see images of the proposed and rejected billboards.
- Dan Ellis is the president of the group Atheists of Utah.
- Dave Muscato is public relations director for American Atheists.
- David A. Williamson is a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas. He's co-author, alongside George Yancey of the book There Is No God: Atheists in America [Amazon].