It would be pretty tough for an atheist to be voted in, so the ones that are there are hidingfromyou.:)<quoted text>Actually my only point was on the correlation to that and the perception of atheism somehow becoming the driving force politically. Which would be the case if somehow the "church" was in its death throes and 95% of its influence was removed from government.
Whether or not there should be a stigma wasn't my focus. Although for me personally I go by the individual and don't really care what, if anything, someone believes so long as they aren't hurting anyone.
But statistically speaking there ought to be at least 20 atheists in Congress. Now there may be all sorts of other factors given the small overall percentage that could come into play but I'd say its a safe best there are at least some. If the political climate is still such that they won't even admit it, it's hard to imagine where this secular humanist movement exists outside of Topix. At least with the accomplishments that have been inferred.
In a nutshell, my point is some people aren't living in reality. Whether people approve or not is irrelevant, the facts are America is predominately still run by Christians.
Kurt Vonnegut - are you familiar with him?- was a humanist, and a member of the humanist society.