Illinois has 2 atheists who have been on TV news. Unfortunately, one is a bad spokesperson on behalf of atheism and might be making matters worse. I think most people here don't know any atheists. Atheists are mostly closeted.
Since you mentioned the Vatican, have you seen this? Vatican Priest & Bill Maher A study showed that Jesus is #6th deity that Italians pray to!
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