July 1, 2009

Showing Some Atheist Pride

A common complaint heard by atheists any time someone introduces the idea of atheist pride is, "Why would I take pride in something I don't believe?" It is a viable question, but I think it misses the point. Sure, atheism is the lack of god belief, but most of those who would wear t-shirts like the one pictured here and available from Revolution Books (no affiliation with this blog) do so for an entirely different set of reasons. They typically do so to raise the visibility of atheism, to communicate to other atheists that they are not alone, and/or to show that they are not willing to go along with something which they might consider harmful.