The New Good Atheists?

By now, most of you have probably heard I’ll be hanging up the podcasting gloves to focus on other things: mainly to get my financial life in order. Since the news broke out, responses have been mixed. Some are mad I’ve chosen to abandon my post, and complaining the donation amounts were too little to survive was tantamount to whining. Others agreed with the decision, pointing out they want me to be able to properly focus on the book and other projects that extend far beyond the confines of atheism. Some have even said I appear happier now that I am freeing myself of this responsibility.

I realized recently I had been confusing activism with business. TGA is an activist site. The podcasts I recorded, the articles I wrote: all were intended to try and spread the message that religions are fucked and should be abandoned. The fact I convinced a large group of people to support this activism isn’t something I easily dismiss. There are a lot of people who believed in me, and that’s not a small thing in a community of hard-nosed critical thinkers.

Activism, however, is a young ideologues game, and my increasing concern over my long term well-being has compelled me to move from activism to business. However, and this is key, I don’t want the activism part to die off completely. True, I don’t really have the time to devote my full effort to a podcast and blog, but there’s still so much content I’ve created that I don’t want any of it to suddenly fade and disappear. The messages in the shows were as true then as they will be in the future, and there are still tons of people who need to hear it.

This is why I’m now recruiting fresh-faced, young, and hungry people who want to spend a few years doing activism in a large platform: mine. So I’m looking for volunteer writers, people who want to get into podcasting, and anyone else who is passionate about atheism and TGA’s content and wants to add their two cents. Because I’m starting a publishing business, I have editors, graphic designers and a whole bunch of other people on board who would be more than willing to help craft young talent. All we need now is the dedication and passion of people, and I’m sure I’m not the only guy out there with these qualities.

Interested parties should leave a comment or email me at jake@thegoodatheist.net and I’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible. What do you say? Who wants to be the next good atheists?

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