Atheists keep making waves
I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to sense there’s a very positive momentum building in the atheist movement. What is so unique and special about our non-belief is how each group is free to choose their own mandate and goals. There’s a great deal of variety; some groups prefer just to meet and talk, while others want to be more involved in giving back to the community. The beauty here is there is no central authority to dictate to these people how they should operate, and there’s no dogma to follow.
Here is an article on ABCnews.com about the growing number of atheist groups, and it focuses on the fact that many of us are sick and tired of just sitting on our hands doing nothing. We want to be active, we want to be noticed, and we want to make a difference. These are all encouraging signs; I’ve been saying for years now we need to do more than simply reject the idea of God. We also need to provide the same services that our religious counterparts do. After all, there are still many places in the world where coming out of the atheist closet will either make you an outcast, or may even contribute to your demise. Make no mistake about it; in the eyes of some, we are the single greatest threat to their theocratic convictions, and it’s unlikely they will take the threat of our godlessness lightly.
Personally I’m just glad to have a voice in the atheist circles. I feel lucky and privileged to have so many people following the podcast, and our growing web presence definitely makes me feel as though I am part of something important. The future is bright guys!