Blog carnivals are a way for several people to submit their best blog writing from the past couple weeks and have them compiled by one blog in particular (on a rotating basis). It’s a way of spreading the link love.
For a couple years now, there has only been one Carnival specifically for atheists: the Carnival of the Godless (CotG). It’s a wonderful showcase and a great way to give exposure to the panoply of atheist blogs out there.
(That’s right. I used the word “panoply” in a sentence. Be impressed.)
Adam at Daylight Atheism feels there’s a disturbing trend with the CotG, though. There are many posts about religious criticism and superstition debunking (which he says is fine) but not nearly enough posts “promoting atheism as a positive, joyous worldview.”
So he has proposed a new Carnival: The Humanist Symposium.
What types of posts would fall in this category? Adam suggests those that discuss the following:
- The happiness and freedom of life as an atheist, or other positive aspects to living a life without religious belief
- Efforts to evangelize for atheism, and stories of people who have recently deconverted from religion
- How to find meaning and purpose in a godless life
- How non-religious people deal with weddings, child-raising, deaths, and other significant life events
- Posts that stir up the human sense of awe and wonder
- The ethics and moral philosophy of the non-religious
The first edition will be on April 29th at Daylight Atheism. If you’d like to contribute (and you know you do) or host the Carnival in the future, follow the directions here.
[tags]atheist, atheism, Blog carnival, Carnival of the Godless, Daylight Atheism, The Humanist Symposium[/tags]