No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.
--George H.W. Bush
Atheists. We're all around you. Our numbers aren't huge in the U.S., but we exist everywhere. We're America's most distrusted minority. A recent study shows:
From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in “sharing their vision of American society.” Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry ... Even though atheists are few in number, not formally organized and relatively hard to publicly identify, they are seen as a threat to the American way of life by a large portion of the American public ... Many of the study’s respondents associated atheism with an array of moral indiscretions ranging from criminal behavior to rampant materialism and cultural elitism.
It seems from this that many people have incorrect ideas about Atheism. This site aims to change the negative way in which many people seem to view those of us who simply don't believe in a god. We're not any more morally corrupt than the rest of society. I personally hold myself to a strict moral code, and consider myself to be less materialistic than most Americans, or at least not moreso than many religious Americans.
Let's get the truth out there, that atheists aren't a group to be hated. We're just people with lives similar to everyone else. If you met one of us on the street, you might not even know we were godless. Why? Because Atheists are People, Too!
We are one nation under God. We may call that God different names, but we are one nation.--President Barack Obama