If you’re an outspoken atheist, winning an election on the national level is an uphill battle. Perhaps the prime evidence of this charge can be observed by looking at Congress, where there is only one vocal atheist: Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA). The American people, as polls have consistently shown, have an overall mistrust for non-believers and generally like their politicians to tout an adherence to the Almighty.
While, as famed scientist Richard Dawkins noted a few months back, there may be other non-believing elected officials, Stark is the only individual willing to admit that he doesn’t embrace the existence of a higher power. The congressman is so outspoken that he issued a proclamation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday that officially recognized what he and his compatriots call the “National Day of Reason.” ...More HERE