Here we have a fair compendium of thoughts on the side that is not part of atheism plus. If you want to know why there is a backlash, here you go….

Enjoy

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Apparently there’s a new wave of atheism coming, going by the name of Atheism+ , but what is it?

Well it’s the brain child of those folks at freethoughtblogs and skepchick, you know, them self-important patriarchs from a small corner of an insignificant part of the inter-web. Below is a portrait of the main players.

Top, Left to Right: Ophelia Benson, Richard “Dick” Carrier, P.Z. Myers
Bottom, Left to Right: Jennifer McReight, Rebecca Watson, Retouched Jesus, Greta Christina

What is atheism plus about?
They say it’s for progressive atheists to come together, so they can discuss issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, animal welfare, environmental issues, politics, etc, etc.

I thought it was meant to be a new wave, sounds like a forum to me.

But why the name Atheism+? This seems to be the main issue that other atheists object to. The supporters don’t seem to either understand or care about…

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