It’s abundantly clear that religion needs to be swept under the rug of folklore where it belongs. I feel I need to make that clear.
But my concern is that the people holding the broom right now call themselves “atheists”, and thereby instantly associate themselves with the one thing they don’t believe, albeit in a contrary position. I feel this is counter intuitive because in order to be an atheist, you need to study religion, which is what they want. I think that time would be better spent on… well… just about anything else… like making me a sandwich!
Wouldn’t it be better to come up with a label that speaks towards what you DO believe rather than what you DON’T?
Posted: October 2nd 2008