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Iowa City Opinions on Atheism – “Ask an Atheist Day”


by Dylan Vaughn


A recent week long movement on Face book encouraged people to come out of the atheist closet, which people did by posting a picture of themselves holding a piece of paper saying “I am an atheist.” The goal of the movement was to show how many atheists there were on Face book. Over 15,000 people joined in the event. In line with that movement, tomorrow is “Ask an Atheist Day.” It would seem Atheists are pushing to be accepted. But are they accepted or un-accepted by the public? KRUI went to the streets to find out how accepting of atheism the public really is.