UPDATE: Seems like this entry is the latest victim of a Reddidiot invasion. I might have to close down the comments at any time, but so far the retards are behaving.
The + stands for Quality! No wait, that doesn’t work…
As you may know, there has been a lot of hubbub in atheist circles on the issue of misogyny. Some atheists have spoken up in support of silencing complaints of sexual harassment and potential rape. In response, there’s been a controversial proposition of making a subgroup called Atheism+. The person who started the idea defined it as such:
Atheists plus we care about social justice,
Atheists plus we support women’s rights,
Atheists plus we protest racism,
Atheists plus we fight homophobia and transphobia,
Atheists plus we use critical thinking and skepticism.
The Atheism+ forum has a lot of threads about “privilege” and funfeminism. Does this all strike you as… similar… to something that already exists?
Yep. Atheism+ is really just Anarchism-, tooled to be appealing to liberals (so no anti-capitalism, anti-hierarchies, anti-imperialism, etc). It’s basically a bunch of liberals trying to do “social justice” but not knowing what the fuck they’re doing.
I mean, let me be clear. I greatly enjoy that Atheism+ is pissing off all the entitled assholes in the atheist community. I hope it succeeds and keeps pissing as many people off as possible, because they deserve it.
But insofar as being a serious movement, it’s pretty silly. I’ve already commented that atheism is not a sound basis for any movement, and that goes double for social justice. The fact that religion is sexist and racist does not mean atheism (which is not the opposite of religion) is a sound platform on which to launch an anti-sexism and anti-racist worldview. The fact that their feminism is strictly funfem is proof of that. They are not really interested in helping women.
I would hereby like to announce that I am starting a new movement called Atheism++. It’s… Anarchism. Congratulations, all Atheists++, you are now Anarchists. Enjoy fighting hierarchies without liberal blinders (and you still don’t have to be a real feminist!).
Some starting entries for you Atheists++: