Robert Jago at A Dime a Dozen Blog offers his take on the top 10 atheist news stories of 2009.
He goes into more detail for each item, but here’s the list:
1. The worldwide atheist bus ads
2. Obama’s ’shout out’ to atheists in the Inaugural
3. The March 29th vote in the French colony of Mayotte to become France’s 101st Department
4. Darwin Day
5. The Irish Blasphemy law
6. Berlin’s religious education referendum fails.
7. Renewed popularity of Ayn Rand.
8. An atheistic civil society
9. Science shows religion to be hard-wired
10. The rise of debaptisms.
Some of those are surprises to me. If I made a list, #3, 6, and 7 wouldn’t have been on there. But I’m also partial to American stories more than international ones…
What else would you have included?
What do you think will be the big stories for us in 2010?