The interwebs was quick to respond in the negative with a flurry of counter-tweets. “NO! It screws up the demographics and makes it look like there are fewer “Non-religious” than there are!” said Andrew Carter. And ”please don’t!” said Terence Eden, offering a link to the BHA’s Census page via http://bit.ly/g41pT8 and his own thoughts on the matter.
It didn’t take long for the wisdom to settle. “OK, outraged #humanists/#atheists,” tweeted Cory, “you can stop telling me I’m not a #jedi already”, offering a link to a fresh Boing Boing blog post on the Census and asking “is that penance enough?”.
“Just about”, replied the BHA. Looks like Cory is absolved of his sins.
Twitter: home of celebrities, cat videos, and recantations of fictional religions by high profile science-fiction writers set upon by virtual angry mobs.