October 13, 2007
JOHNSON & HARRIS & THE A-WORD
& “ATHEIST CLEANSING,” OH MY!
Interview now archived at http://www.answersinatheism.net
The server was glutted, the phone lines were jammed … but if you weren’t able to log on to the show, you can now hear last Thursday’s interview with American Atheists President Ellen Johnson over the controversy about using “the A-word.”
The program was hosted by attorney and First Amendment activist Edwin Kagin on the new answersinaatheism.net web site. Ellen Johnson was responding to recent statements made by author Sam Harris that Atheists — and even Freethinkers, Humanists, Secularists and other non-believers — need to stop using “negative” labels to describe themselves. Visit http://humaniststudies.org/enews/ for more background on this story.
You can hear the Johnson interview, and other archived material at http://www.answersinatheism.net . Then visit the NoGodBlog (http://www.nogodblog.com) to join the conversation over this burgeoning debate. Mr. Kagin interviews other guests every Thursday at 7:00 PM ET on the new answersinatheism.net internet radio web site.
WHO & WHAT: Ellen Johnson, President of American Atheists — response to Sam Harris
American Atheists is a nationwide movement which defends the civil rights of nonbelievers, works for the separation of church and state, and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy.