With all apologies to Frank Zappa.
The big deal in online Atheism of late is the issue of sexual harassment at various atheist cons and the emerging idea of Atheism+ or A+.
It all got started with this post by Jen/Blag-Hag:
Fellow Game Designer and Atheist Jeff Dee sums it up from how he sees it on his blog:
Here is the issue I have with Atheism+. I am not sure how it is different than what I am already doing.
I have never been a "super activist" but I have always taken a stand on what I thought was right against those in power (or otherwise). Most recently my activism was mostly on raising awareness on various cliches portrayed in the media and advocating same-sex marriage. For me all of this and my atheism come from the same place. It is all about the same thing; "People are more important than imaginary gods".
Why then am I not a Secular Humanist? I suppose I am, but for me, right now, my atheism comes first.
But it seems, painfully, that I am a rare minority, or at least part of a very silent majority.
A non-sexual-harassment reasoning to support A+
Lots of reactions linked and listed here:
I will continue to monitor this, but I am not likely to change what I have been doing all these years. I guess I was just ahead of the curve.
Well. I am not an atheist, neither I am an attorney on sexual harassment and I am a little confused of what you were trying to point out. However, I must say that I know a little thing that is why I can't see the relationship about this issue on harassment with being an atheist. Your article still makes good sense.ReplyDelete