24th March 2008

“But people… don't even know what atheism is. It's not a negation of anything. You don't have to negate what no one can prove exists. No, atheism is a very positive affirmation of man's ability to think for himself, to do for himself, to find answers to his own problems.”

Madalyn Murray O'Hair1919 – 1995

4 Responses to “24th March 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Well said; and it is for this very reason that I signify myself as a non-theist, one who is not a follower of any faith—because all faiths are fakes.

    I recommend that everyone who pursues the atheist road of rationality should do likewise.

  2. Hypatia Says:

    Madalyn O’Hair seems to be a hate figure in the USA. Does anyone know what this was or was it just the usual atheist-a-phobia?

  3. Chris Says:

    From a quick wiki – “She is best known for the lawsuit Murray v. Curlett which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and ended the practice of daily prayer in American public schools. O’Hair later founded American Atheists[1] and became so controversial that, in 1964, Life magazine referred to her as “the most hated woman in America.”[2]”

    I don’t doubt she was hated! If atheists have saints, she qualifies for me. Bit of a nut I must admit, if the rest of the article is accurate.

  4. Hypatia Says:

    She is best known for the lawsuit Murray v. Curlett which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and ended the practice of daily prayer in American public schools.

    That would explain it 🙂