August 24, 2012

Reactions to Atheism+

atheismplusI shared my initial reaction to atheism+ here. Some of the posts telling me how wrong I was have raised some good points that require additional thought on my part. Others seemed to be responding to something very different than what I wrote, so I'm not sure how to respond to them. In any case, I thought I'd do a quick link dump of some reactions I've seen to the atheism+ proposal:

Atheism Plus (Reason Being)
"Humanism and "Atheism+": What's the Difference? (Love, Joy, Feminism)
Growing Pains & Labels (Emilyhasbooks)
The Backlash Against Feminism (In Living Color)
Atheism Plus (Atheist Ethicist)
"Atheism Plus"? (The A-Unicornist)
The "New Wave of Atheism" (Dead-Logic)
The new Atheism Plus religion begins (Is God a Squirrel?)
So, Atheism+ eh? (The Athefist)
Superskepticalihumanisticatheistplus (Cubik's Rube)
Atheism Plus or Minus (Too Many Questions)
It's Just Atheism, Part II (or Why A+ Already Exists) (Left Hemispheres)
The New Wave of Atheism (Skeptic Freethought)
Atheism Doesn't Need a Plus (Bitchspot)

If you only have the patience to read one more post on the subject, I recommend you make it this one: The New Atheism + (Richard Carrier Blogs). And be sure to skim the comments to get a sense for how Carrier responds to people who are not trolls but do not agree with him.

Who's the guy in the picture? He's Schmuck Man, and he's the one who coined the "atheism plus" label back in March. I assume he'll receive royalties from Freethought Blogs for the money they make from his intellectual property.

H/T to Dead-Logic