I’m sorry, Sam, but complaining about your name and fishing about in a dictionary for happy words you can appropriate is such a Republican thing to do. I much prefer the forthrightness of an out & proud movement.
I’m now thinking that Sam Harris missed a golden opportunity to make a much more forceful condemnation of atheists (while still supporting what we all do) by calling out organizations who are not working together with other like-minded groups.
We can have our differences in opinions, but the truth is that we share similar beliefs in the general sense. We need to unite together against the irrationality of religion. If you’re not doing everything in your power to form a unified front for atheism (or what-have-you), then you deserve condemnation.
I think he would’ve earned the respect of damn near everyone at the convention had he done that. Not to mention one of the goals of the weekend was to showcase the cooperation that is emerging between many atheist groups. It was the perfect time to say how we need to forget the labels and work together.
Forgetting the labels, by itself, isn’t going to help us much at all.
[tags]atheist, atheism, PZ Myers, Pharyngula[/tags]