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I only found your FreeThunk Web site a few days ago, after hearing about it one of the atheist-related podcasts (which I also just recently discovered).
At the bottom of today's (25-Dec) collection of strips is a blurb indicating mixed reaction to this character or strip. I say GO FOR IT!
A lot of what passes for atheist humor is merely attacking others for sport, or is unnecessarily cruel without an exchange of ideas. Watching (in a comic strip) a small child trying to deal with the absurdities of religion, from a child's perspective ("they want me to believe WHAT???") puts a different spin on the issues. Actually it is sometimes even funnier if a child can call b.s. for what it is (while surrounded by adults who don't see their own folly), versus adults being deliberately cruel and mocking of those who hold certain beliefs.
(Personally, I have no problem ridiculing foolish IDEAS and CONCEPTs, but I refuse to attack or inflict harm or humiliation on a person who happens to hold those ideas. As an act of humane compassion, I figure such a person has nothing much else going for them.)
Anyway, pardon the rant. My opinion: Keep the Littlest Atheist.
Ray Whiting, Dyer of Wools