Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Everybody's doing it!

Coming out as an atheist can be a scary, stigmatizing and sensitive experience. Part of what makes it difficult is the lack of understanding that many people have about atheism. Sometimes it seems as though it would be a lot easier if you could just believe in god like everybody else rather than try to swim against the current. Luckily, there are some brilliant people helping to bring atheism into the public consciousness and create a community in which atheists can share their voices.

The scarlet A is the symbol of The Out Campaign, started by Prof. Richard Dawkins. Dawkins is a scientist, author, champion of Darwinian theory and very public proponent of atheism. If you ever need a push to reaffirm your atheist leanings, just read "The God Delusion" or watch "The Root of All Evil?" on YouTube. This is a man who can articulate what most atheists are thinking with alarming precision. By posting the scarlet A, Coming Out of the Covenant will appear on his blogroll! Make sure you visit richarddawkins.net and join the Out Campaign.

The Out Campaign: Scarlet Letter of Atheism

Do not feel like you are alone in this process. Coming out is hard, so share your experience to help others. Stand up for reason, science, and logic against unquestioning superstition!

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