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Atheists in Politics and War

January 14, 2007

I appreciated Dan Neil's column "Atheist Chic" (800 Words, Dec. 17). So I only offer one small critique. He wrote, "There are no atheists in foxholes or in Congress." We know why there aren't any in Congress: It's difficult for atheists, or even agnostics, to get elected to most public offices.

But as for those foxholes, it simply ain't so. Atheists have had foxhole duty in nearly every war, though they've usually been in the closet at the same time.

Fred Edwords

Director of Communications

American Humanist Assn.

Washington, D.C.

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