A couple more atheist bloggers are adding to the collection of voices that aren’t displaying the Scarlet A on their websites. Like myself, they’re not opposed to the campaign, but they think it’s not as helpful as some might suggest
The Exterminator at No More Hornets writes (emphases mine):
Displaying an ugly red “A” in the margins of your home page ain’t the same as being an admitted atheist in real life. If you’ve got a solid freethinking blog, everyone who reads it should know very well where you stand in the god-belief continuum: you’re OUTside it. My no-A blog is just as godless – maybe even more so – than someone else’s A-displaying site.
I, for one, happen to be an avowed atheist in my everyday, non-blogger existence. I speak out, loudly and often. My family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even casual acquaintances all know that I think religions are nonsense. Do I need an A to identify myself? Not as long as my voice still works.
Alonzo at the Atheist Ethicist writes:
… I figured that a blog by somebody who was not afraid to give his real name, a picture, and his home town while identifying himself as an atheist and intimately connecting his blog to the subject of morality might be an effective tool towards that end.
Both guys say much more than I’ve excerpted. Read their posts in full to get lengthier explanations.
If you are/aren’t wearing the A or posting it on your site, what are your reasons?
[tags]atheist, atheism, Richard Dawkins, Scarlet A[/tags]
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