Dawkins Foundation brings political hope to Atlanta Freethought Society.
By WILLIAM HAMBY - ATLANTA ATHEISM EXAMINER
Added: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:55:48 UTC
On Sunday, Jan 8, the Atlanta Freethought Society was privileged to hear a presentation by Sean Faircloth and Elizabeth Cornwell, of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. The message was one that is near and dear to my heart: The Christians are rich, powerful, and very well organized politically. They have taken over the country, and we as secularists must act quickly and decisively in opposition.
Elisabeth Cornwell began the presentation with an overview of the RDF's "Out Campaign," which has been extremely successful in encouraging secularists, atheists, and non-believers of all stripes to live proudly and openly. In all parts of the world, the "Scarlet A" has become a powerful symbol of the repression and open persecution of atheists, and a defiant statement that we will be silent no longer. Of special note: There has even been one "Out" website in Afghanistan. This example of genuine bravery in the face of life-threatening persecution is a reality check for those of us in the West who are worried about losing our spouse or our job.
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