A while back, Naughty Niko decided to “come out” as a nonbeliever to his community. He did it in an unusual way by creating, printing and posting in town, a bogus wanted poster of himself.
See Poster on Pole Small 2.jpg below.
It was posted on all public bulletin and notice boards and, since the town still had overhead power and telephone lines, posted on street poles too.
To Naughty Niko’s surprise, many closeted nonbelievers later approached him discretely and confided in him that they too were nonbelievers. Oh, if they only would come out too. Dream on Naughty Niko. But two other surprises came to him. One was an invitation from the senior minister of the local Presbyterian Church to come to his church office to chat. Well he did and after an hour’s chat, the minister found out that Naughty Niko was a real human being, albeit sans supernatural beliefs. The other surprise was still another invitation, this one to become a member of the local Interfaith Council as a representative of the community’s nonbelievers. Do you believe that? Well, that story is too long for this post, but they did ask and he did accept.
The moral of this post is: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.