Sunday, August 19, 2012

Atheism: The Third Wave?

I just wanted to share this post from Jen McCreight about a more "inclusive" atheism ... one that is about more than simply disbelief or even fighting or ridicule of all the woo out there:

How I unwittingly Infiltrated the Boy's Club & Why It's Time for a New Wave of Atheism

Obviously atheism, by definition, is simply a lack of belief in god(s). But there are "movements" within atheism—or beyond atheism, maybe. 

I think it's time for this. It's time for an atheist movement that stands against all the b.s. that religion has been used to support over the millennia, such as racism, sexism, or any other hatred of the "other" that we so often find scary or threatening. It's time for an atheist movement that incorporates social justice as a central theme. 

I'm not much of a "movement" kind of guy, generally, but this one ... 

I like this one.

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