Letter to the Editor: The Daily Athenaeum

Atheists, in most ways, are just like everyone else.

"Little good is accomplished without controversy, and no civic evil is ever defeated without publicity."

This quote is on the front of every copy of The Daily Athenaeum.

Here is a chance to bring to light a bit of controversy and hopefully accomplish some civic good in the process.

We are the Morgantown Coalition of Reason, a group of nontheists dedicated to the pursuit of logic and reason.

What is more controversial at this time in our history than being atheists and nonbelievers?

Atheists are the most reviled group of people in this country because most Americans have been indoctrinated to believe that they, as well as other freethinkers and nonbelievers, are evil and amoral.

That is not the case.

You can right a civic evil and help to abolish a prejudice against a misunderstood growing minority in this area as well as all of America.

We have the same compassionate values and, in most other ways, are just like everyone else.

We are hardworking, tax-paying, moral citizens who care deeply about family, community, state and nation.

You may have noticed the billboard on the Mileground that states, "Don’t believe in God? You are not alone."

We put it there to reach out to like-minded individuals who have a right to know they are not alone and have a community to go to.

It is not intended to attack anyone’s traditional religious beliefs.

Neece Campione
Morgantown Coalition of Reason
Fairmont, W.Va.

Letter to the Editor: The Daily Athenaeum

Published October 15, 2009 in the Opinion section