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Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation

by Leigh Eric Schmidt,
Tulsa World, October 30, 2016

“We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being,” the Supreme Court declared in Zorach v. Clauson in 1952. For most of American history, Leigh Eric Schmidt, a professor at the Center for Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, reminds us, non-believers were maligned, marginalized and barred from holding public office.


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