Watch remarks below:
Throughout history, non-believers who embrace the logic of science and the “argument of silence” as proof that no God exists, have been ostracized, vilified and told they were assured a personal corner in Hell by some Christians. But that has not stopped some atheists from showing compassion, concern and love for their fellow human beings. An example of this is FreeOK.org, a freethought website that provided continual updates on where food, clothes, shelter, healthcare and utility assistance could be found during the devastating tornado in Oklahoma.
With the number of people in the United States who identify as atheist, agnostic or unaffiliated rising to 20 percent, according to a recent Pew report, the Pope’s words of inclusion come at a pivotal point in this nation’s existence.