Four days ago, I highlighted those on Free Thought Blogs who were for, against or so far unspoken on Atheism+ (“Free Thought Bloggers: where they stand on Atheism+“).
Since then, at least two more Free Thought Bloggers have chimed in. One, AronRa does not feel the need to adopt the label personally but said that Atheism+ was
I personally don’t see it as a backlash against New Atheism or divisive in any way. In my opinion it is first and foremost a recognition of the fact that for many atheists – like myself – our atheism is intrinsically linked to issues of social justice.
The very vocal opposition to this very good idea is merely a confirmation of its importance, and when the dust settles, I do strongly believe that atheism and the various social justice movements will be the stronger for it.
“Atheism is intrinsically linked to issues of social justice?” How could that be? While I don’t agree, I understand if someone wants to say they are linking nonbelief with social justice as a matter of policy, but intrinsically? How could the disbelief in a god be intrinsically linked to anything other than the disbelief in god?