Happy 4th of July! It's the American Independence Day, and I think this short excerpt from Robert G Ingersoll's "Individuality" is very appropriate. Being a non-believer is still sometimes challenging in this country, and the parallels between Ingersoll's time and now are very appropriate.
If you don't know who Robert Ingersoll is, and you happen to be a non-theist, you are in for a treat! His essays are some of the most powerful and passionate for his time.
Here's the full-text of Individuality (requires acceptance of disclaimer): http://infidels.org/library/historical/disclaimer.html