If evangelical Christians started caring about the things they were supposed to, atheists might not have as much to fight with them about. What would we do then?
About the Author
I am a graphic artist, mom to two girls and wife of an actor. I enjoy dancing, reading, knitting and I might be a little obsessed with podcasts. I spent the first 31 years of my life as a passionate evangelical, Pentecostal Christian (12 years of which were spent as a minister) and am now trying to find my dance outside of religion.
Amazing things happen all the time. When people detract from the real, tangible and spectacular feats of human skill and ingenuity, we all suffer.
Chaplains in the U.S. Military provide a vital service to its personnel and since the chaplaincy was first instituted, Roman Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and most recently Buddhists and Humanists have all faced resistance in their attempt for representation and support.
Are nonreligious people self-loathing? Do they believe that their nation is better off with more religious people in it? A recent survey presents some puzzling conclusions.
I’m not interested in making a claim about which is the “better” atheism but I am interested in the type of “unbelief” that we present and promote within our communities. Secularism shouldn’t be interested in competing because it doesn’t stand as an alternative to religion but rather a political philosophy that stands alongside belief and nonbelief. I think atheists should be championing secularism in the public/political realm.