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How Can I Change Things? Fighting Anti-Atheist Bigotry, Discrimination


Protests & Pitchforks

Protests & Pitchforks

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How Can a Godless Person Make a Difference?:

Godless people are atheists, skeptics, agnostics, freethinkers, and irreligious nonbelievers. In a society as soaked in religion and pop spirituality as America, godless people feel like outsiders in a variety of ways. They aren’t included in public calls to prayer and devotion, in the ever increasing presence of religion in the public square, or in the constant god-talk which believers may engage in. Is there anything the godless can do to demonstrate that they exist and matter? A Godless Person Can Make a Difference...

Should You Come Out of the Closet as an Atheist? Revealing Your Atheism:

Many atheists hide their atheism from friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family because they are afraid of the reactions of others if they find out. So many religious theists, especially Christians, are intolerant of atheism and atheists that atheists are forced to hide their true feelings. It would be better if more atheists could and did come out of the closet, but they need to be prepared. Revealing Your Atheism

Write Letters to the Editor & Reach Out to People in your Community:

One of the few remaining forums for public opinion, accessible to nearly anyone and read by so many, is the letters to the editors page in newspapers. Most papers have one and you should take advantage of them if you are looking for a way to publicize a godless, secular, humanist, atheist perspective. Make it clear that your perspective is godless and respectable. Write often; your name may be remembered and your letters may rise to the top when controversial issues are discussed. Letters to the Editor...

Ways Readers can Contribute to This and Other Sites:

Every so often I get an email from someone saying how much they like the site and wondering if there is anything they can do to help with it. I’m sure that there are many more who feel the same way but who don’t write. Fortunately, there are several things that you, the readers, can do to help the site grow. All are very easy and most don’t require you to do anything very different from what you’re doing right now! All of these suggestions can also be applied to other sites you like. Contributing to This and Other Sites...

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