by francislholland, Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 02:50:10 PM EDT
Is one's atheism or agnosticism strictly a personal issue, or can it also become a political advocacy issue within the Democratic Party? At DailyKos, atheism/agnosticism has become a new political activism, with some people seeking to normalize atheism/agnosticism in the public consciousness by making the public more aware of its presence within the Democratic Party.
Now, I can just hear you politically-minded Democrats wondering, "How many votes can we pick up and how many will we lose by starting a highly-public atheists' caucus within the Democratic Party?" Some of you are asking yourselves, "Is this analogous to the Gay Rights Movement, and will this become a wedge issue that we should be aware of?" Still others are urgently demanding, "Don't we all have a right to be who we are, regardless of the political consequences?"