Running back Arian Foster of the Houston Texans might be one of those rare men in the NFL, an atheist. Well, we don't know how rare exactly, because while the Tim Tebows of the NFL world (as is their right) advocate and preach their Christian belief, atheists are largely silent.
Former star RB Robert Smith of the Minnesota Vikings, is an atheist, but few have come forward in the meantime.
On the other hand, former RB Craig James of the New England Patriots, while running for the Texas Republican U.S. Senate nomination in 2012, stated that gays are "going to have to answer to the Lord for their actions."
See, this god has a clipboard when people get to the Pearly Gates and he asks gay men and women to defend their love. If true, which it isn't of course, then this so called god is not deserving of praise.
Well, getting back to Mr. Foster, he talked about in an interview, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or FSM for short.
If you aren't aware, the FSM is a satirical parody by atheists/humanists and other assorted non-believers of the gods that Christians, Muslims and other theists (especially fundamentalists) believe in.
See, the FSM is made of spaghetti and he flies. There is also the Pink Invisible Unicorn, who is of course both pink and invisible just like the Christian God is a trinity.
Mr. Foster in an earlier interview talked about how he is "not really big on religion" and goes on to give a nice intro into the basics of humanism. So while he might not be an atheist, at the very least, he sounds like a humanist. There are organizations such as the American Humanist Association that promote and defend humanism in the U.S.
Lastly, Asa Philip Randolph, was a civil rights leader and a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King. He was also a humanist. A little known fact about the Civil Rights movement is that many humanists and non-theists were active and supporters of the movement.
Well, Senate Resolution 218 is a resolution in honor of this great man and leader. I urge your support to join me in urging your Senators, whoever they might be, in co-sponsoring this resolution. Thanks.