New York Times has a story about a guy who’s putting up atheist stuff where a nativity used to be.

Guy seems like a real prize. But there’s this part of the story that got me wondering.

This always angered Damon Vix, who worked off and on in Santa Monica and considers himself a devout atheist, so to speak. How could it be, he asked himself each year, that the city could condone such an overtly religious message?

Can you be a devout atheist? What does that entail? Devoutness to what?