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Cory Doctorow

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Cory Efram Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, science fiction author and atheist who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and is a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licences for his books. He mentioned his atheism on Boing Boing (publish date: Mach 8, 2011):

"The 10-year UK census came out today, and Britons are required to fill it in after March 27th. The census includes a voluntary question on religion, with a blank for writing in your faith if it's not listed. When I joked on Twitter that my family were going to list ourselves as Jedi, I was deluged with outraged responses from atheists asking me to tick the "no religion" box; this is part of a larger campaign to get people who tick "Christian" out of habit (though they have no faith) to switch to "no religion" as well, as some atheists believe that the number of religious people in the UK is misreported through a combination of habitual box-ticking and smart-alecky "Jedi" like me. I'm convinced; we're atheists and we will list ourselves as such."

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From http://boingboing.net/2011/03/08/uk-census-smackdown.html