It’s a nice day here in Southern Arizona and sitting outside on my patio, I suddenly had a thought about all the recent turmoil being generated in mainstream publications concerning the state of atheism.
As someone that doesn’t hide their atheism, I am convinced that recent articles do nothing for the advancement of non-belief. Not just in America either, but everywhere.
Personally, I am distressed a bit that there’s now a perception of non-atheists that we are sexists and misogynists. Can’t you just hear the theists chuckling right now? After all , we’re the ones that point out the sexism and misogyny in religion. We’re the ones that speak out for equal treatment for all.
There’s no question in my mind where any of this comes from but for the life of me, I can’t understand exactly why? Why would anyone, any proclaimed atheist, want to cause divisiveness among atheists and then shout it to the world?
Are we perfect? Of course not. But are we anymore sexist and misogynist than the general public? If anything, based on the people that I know, I would say less.
If you want to affect change though, do you start out attacking those people that may be your allies? I don’t think so and it’s something most, if not all of us, learned as children.