Tuesday, March 13, 2007

First atheist in congress

Well... kind of an atheist. He does not believe in a supreme being.

Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark, D-Calif., is the first openly "nontheistic" member of congress, the Secular Coalition for America announced Monday, March 12.

Of course, he's a Unitarian. I attended a Unitarian service a few years back as part of a survey of religion course. It was weird and made me feel uncomfortable.

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RG said...

Unitarians, kind like atheists without the whole "rational" part.

Gary McGath said...

Unitarianism is a kind of halfway house for recovering theists.

But I'm not too worried about whether he calls himself a non-theist rather than an atheist. This is still a very encouraging breakthrough.