"The True History of Atheism"
- Once upon a time, people lived in ignorant superstition, offering sacrifices to monsters in the sky. Then some clever folks used special weapons called “science” and “reason” to show that the monsters had never really existed in the first place. Some of these clever folks were killed for daring to say this, but they persevered, and now only really stupid people believe in the monsters.
"Few historians take this myth seriously," reminds Robbins, "but it retains its hold on the vulgar atheist imagination. To believe it requires the misconception that religion exists primarily to provide explanations of natural phenomena."
Of local interest, news from the town the provoked a "U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that allowed prayer before public meetings" — Atheist gives 'historic' invocation in Greece.