Atheists: Their Dilemma



What is it like to be an Atheist in a Christian culture? In Atheists: Their Dilemma, a speech given before the 1993 Convention of American Atheists, Madalyn O?Hair addresses the problem of the terrible loneliness of the atheist position in this day and age. Drawing on the history of the suppression of atheist thought, she outlines the special challenges which atheists face in all aspects of life: love, relationships, child-rearing, careers, even death. But the closet atheist should seek no sympathy here, for she finds the pervasive discrimination against atheism to be the very reason for championing it.

Dr. O?Hair?s speech, in its entirety, was broadcast on C-SPAN. Reproduced in this booklet is her prepared text.

About the Author

Madalyn Murray O’Hair, whom Life magazine dubbed “The Most Hated Woman in America,” is best remembered for her 1963 landmark case Murray v. Curlett, in which the US Supreme Court ruled in her favor, outlawing forced prayer and Bible reading in the public schools of America. A fighter for reason and a defender of the ‘Wall of Separation’ between state and church right up until being violently murdered with her family in 1995, even today she continues to be America’s best-known atheist.


Publisher:?American Atheist Press
Page Count:?11

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