June 18, 2013

Atheist Drama Heating Up

Yes Drama
Yes Drama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lovers of atheist drama are certainly getting their fill, and it is only Tuesday. Here's what has happened in the span of the last few days:
Those of you who have been predicting that "the great rift" will get worse before it gets better seem to have been on the right track. Here's hoping you are also right about things eventually getting better.

In the meantime, I'd like to point out that tempers are running particularly high right now for many reasons. Perhaps this is a good time to be both rational and constructive instead of seeking to throw fuel on the fire. Instead of tossing the CFI statement in the face of those now announcing plans to boycott CFI events, why not focus on thanking the Board for how they handled the situation? And instead of haranguing David Silverman for not denouncing what the treatment of EllenBeth by Freethought Blogs, how about letting EllenBeth know how much we appreciate her courage and fortitude? It seems like such an approach might accomplish more in the long-run.