Kudos to the Austin Coalition of Reason for its recent billboard that declares “Don’t believe in God? Join the club.”
With studies putting us non-theists at 18.5 percent of the world population, it’s nice to see some visible support in our own backyard.
While our percentages probably aren’t that high throughout Texas, it is believed that here in what has been described as the “hole in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” our percentages are at 12-15 percent. That equates to more than 200,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area who profess no religious belief nor affiliation.
The Austin CoR billboard lets us know there are others who prefer reason to faith and that its affiliated organizations, including the Center for Inquiry and the Atheist Community of Austin, offer a number of fantastic outlets where we can bring our families to meet others with similar beliefs and have fun.
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