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New Atheist Lord Mayor of Belfast Takes Heat for Not Offering Prayer at Installation Ceremony

Much Less Than an American Politician Would, However

The city of Belfast, Northern Ireland elected a new Lord Mayor, Nuala McAllister. She is a young mother (age twenty-eight and served on the city council for three years), and ran on a campaign of honesty. She has a controversy on her hands though: At her installation dinner, no …

S.T. Joshi, a Seattle writer, has written or edited more than 200 books, and part of his work focuses on atheism and agnosticism. Credit Matthew Ryan Williams for The New York Times