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Pride v. Prejudice

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image of 3 people Having fun at the Reason Rally March 2012
Having fun at the Reason Rally March 2012

Guest Post by Derrick S.

As Humanists, we may think of ourselves as “good without God,” but the expression “evil little thing” captures what many people in the United States think of someone supporting Humanism. Humanists face potentially serious consequences from prejudice and discrimination. At the Reason Rally, Humanists helped make a safe space where people could be honest about their Humanism and enjoy the company of others. Now, many of us want to find and create more safe spaces.
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Why Strident Atheists Don’t Bother Me

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created image of freak out on atheismIn the decades I’ve been involved in the atheist and Humanist movements, I’ve seen many “inner-party” battles over policy, plans, and actions. Many atheists I know are very vocal to the point they piss off many of my Humanist friends. So-called strident atheists never bothered me because of simple points I keep in mind that lowers my threshold of annoyance. I wish more in the freethought community would keep these hints in mind.
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