The National Post is so cute when it's trying to be clever and failing miserably:
Emboldened Atheists Are Finding Purpose In Coming Out Of The Closet
"Out of the closet." Awwwww ... isn't that just too adorable? Of course, many of us have never been "in the closet" to begin with -- we've been godless and proud of it all along. But here's an interesting passage:
In Canada, the number of people who categorize themselves as atheists, agnostics, humanists or no-religion rose to 16.2% in the 2001 census, up from 12.3% in 1991, and 7.4% a decade earlier.
And why would this be? Could it be a Canadian resurgence of critical thinking and logical analysis, bolstered by rigorous intellectualism, allowing people to treat Christianity with a more skeptical eye?
Or could it be that Canada's avowed representatives of Christian morals and values, the Blogging Tories, are such breathtaking examples of ignorance, hypocrisy, racism, bigotry and seething hate that they're enough to put anyone off their lunch, religion-wise?
Tough questions, yes indeed. Grapple, grapple ...