Author David Niose posts at HuffPo about the ascendent secular movement and illustrates his point with a short list of non believers of historic weight. The preamble is some sweet mind candy:
Though the secular movement is new, nonbelievers in America are certainly not. We are frequently told that America is a very religious country, but rarely are we reminded that a strong current of religious skepticism also flows through the nation’s history and culture. Atheists, agnostics, humanists, and nonbelievers of all stripes can be found prominently throughout the American narrative. Here is a list of nine important religious skeptics in American history.