Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Atheism as a Political Problem in Iceland

At the Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta brings us a success story of political symbolism, where an atheist group in Iceland provided a secular alternative to the opening of the Icelandic legislature. Hemant cautions that this would be much harder in the U.S., which is probably true - after all, things are different in a country with a population smaller than that of Oakland, California. But the point is made that such success stories can happen, and I hope echoes from this will be felt throughout the West, even from the modest people of Iceland. I for one am not surprised - this is, after all, the country the brought us the saga of the medieval atheist Hrafnkell.

No comments: