Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dictionary atheists

It’s perfect. It illustrates that we’re more than just “dictionary” atheists who happen to not believe in gods and that we want to be a positive force in the world.  Commenter dcortesi suggested how this gets atheists out of the “negativity trap” that we so often find ourselves in, when people ask stuff like “What do you atheists do, besides sitting around not-praying, eh?”

We are…
Atheists plus we care about social justice,
Atheists plus we support women’s rights,
Atheists plus we protest racism,
Atheists plus we fight homophobia and transphobia,
Atheists plus we use critical thinking and skepticism.

It speaks to those of us who see atheism as more than just a lack of belief in god.

So I guess atheism is a philosophy after all. A worldview, heated denials notwithstanding.

1 comment:

  1. > "Atheists plus we protest racism..."

    I see. So atheists would therefore want no part in seeking "the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life". Right?