Why I Am An Atheist



In 1961, in the midst of the legal fight for the removal of reverential Bible reading and prayer recitation from the public schools in Baltimore, Maryland, Madalyn Murray O’Hair was asked to address the student body at the University of Maryland. She composed and delivered a speech, which is reproduced in this book. Also included is “A History of Materialism.”

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:?56

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.25 in