Friday, June 24, 2016

Richard Carrier's exit

1 comment:

  1. It's funny to me how they call themselves "Freethought Blogs" but then constrain what can and can't be talked about, promoted, etc.

    From their "About" page:

    "Freethoughtblogs is an open platform for freethought writers. We are skeptics and critics of dogma and authoritarianism, and in addition, we recognize that the nonexistence of deities entails a greater commitment to human values, and in particular, an appreciation of human diversity and equality.

    We are for feminism, against racism, for diversity, against inequity. Our network of blogs is designed to encourage independent thinking and individual autonomy — is a vehicle for giving vocal secularists a venue for discussion of their values and interests."

    Their self identification is in direct contrast to how they behave. Certain blogs will not be tolerated. Certain actions will not be tolerated. Certain people will not be tolerated.

    Sounds pretty dogmatic, homogeneous, inequitable, and promotes not autonomy, but conformance to standards that must not be broken under penalty of expulsion from the group.