Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 6, 2007
Hoping to educate both believers and freethinkers on the historical context of atheism and non-belief, AtheismQuotes.com has revealed its line of freethinker and atheist merchandise. With items provided through CafePress (http://www.cafepress.com/nostupid), AtheismQuotes.com provides thousands of products with over 700 freethinker and atheist quotes from which to select.
Quotes are selected from both famous historical figures as well as from less known individuals who were independent thinkers of their times, often persecuted for their lack of belief. From modern history, Mark Twain, James Ingersoll, and Charles Darwin are among those quoted, along with Aristotle, Voltaire, and others from many centuries ago.
"We hope to show people that atheists have been around as long as there have been believers," says Joseph Russ, founder of AtheismQuotes.com. "So many atheists feel alone, surrounded by believers. and afraid to express their non-belief. We want to provide a historical context that people can use to see that they are never alone in their freethinking."
Quotes from Thomas Jefferson provide refutation of the misconception the Founding Fathers were all Christians. Instead, many were theists or simply non-believers who understood the danger of allowing religion to influence a government. Mr. Russ believes that too many people in the United States are ignorant of history and simply wish to rewrite the Constitution to allow for more pervasive religion in our government. This is one of the primary reasons for providing the atheist merchandise.
"If people can see how others have felt throughout history," Mr.Russ continues, "and are willing to show other people they are non-believers, maybe atheists and freethinkers can finally become an organized force and fight against the religiosity destroying our country."
Atheist quotes on the merchandise are clearly printed in black or white text with no additional graphics to provide a simple statement, allowing the words to speak for themselves. A Bestseller section has been added to allow visitors to the site to quickly and easily find the most popular quotes.
Established in 2006, AtheismQuotes.com (http://www.AtheismQuotes.com) is one of the Internet's largest collection of freethinker and atheist quotes, with several thousand visitors each month.