Americana: Dial-An-Atheist

Thousands of Americans each day call Dial-A-Prayer in cities across the country for messages of spiritual uplift. Now, in Chicago, the other side is having its say. By dialing (312) 597-2433, hundreds of people every day last week heard this statement: "Atheism is a life philosophy which accepts the fact that there are no supernatural forces or entities. There are no gods, devils, angels, souls, heavens or hells."

The words were recorded and made available as public service and propaganda by Troy Soos, 22, who heads a group of aggressive unbelievers affiliated with Atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Like so many missionaries, Soos...

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