I saw a good article on vaccinations and the anti-vaxxers. See https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2018-07-17-vaccine-sceptics-... (the author is also atheist)
The first paragraph interested me: "Anti-vaxxers, who generally believe that there is a high risk that vaccines cause serious side-effects such as autism, hate the term “anti-vaxxer”. They believe it to be insulting and prejudicial, used to shut down debate rather than engage with what they believe to be rational arguments and legitimate fears. True, the term is designed to do that, because refuting the myth that vaccines pose more risk than benefit has become tiresome after 20 years in the trenches."
So the anti-vaxxers feel they are insulted by having "anti" in their name.Theists may feel they have the upper hand because we are anti-theists.The anti-vaxxers deserve the ridicule, but atheists don't.
It got me thinking that we should not give a positive name to these faith idiots. Theist is positive vs atheist is negative. We need a negative name for theists and a positive name for atheists.
What about calling them anti-atheists?
I can't think of another word describing us. Some atheists call themselves humanist, but that's got a different connotation. It's not really appropriate to include the word science in our name because not all atheists are scientists and Christian Scientist have used the word anyway. Your views?
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