Big tent atheism

Big big big tent. Room for all the atheists. Except feminists of course – feminists are shit, because they’re so divisive.

bigtent[Description: part of a page at the Richard Dawkins Foundation, promoting Jaclyn Glenn’s latest video.]


  1. Kevin Kehres says

    I’m sorry…who was being divisive?

    Christ on a cracker, my irony meter just exploded.

  2. Al Dente says

    I’m divisive. I don’t want to share my atheism with misogynists, racists, libertarians and other bigots.

  3. Blanche Quizno says

    Oh, isn’t she pretty? Wow, what a pretty atheist! And everybody knows atheist chicks are fast! Wow – pretty pretty pretty! I can see the headlines now: “Pretty Atheist Wins The Internet Because Prettiness”.

    Everybody realizes that the atheist movement needs to be beprettied. Isn’t it wonderful that we’ve got our own Ann Coulter equivalent?

    Wait – does this chick have an Adam’s Apple, too??

  4. unnullifier says

    @3 I’m not following you. Pretty… fast… adam’s apple… what? What are you trying to say?

  5. screechymonkey says

    I’m sure that the signers of the Open Letter to the Secular Community will be along any minute now to chastise Glenn for not picking up the phone and having a chat with her fellow atheists before publicly criticizing them.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA, just kidding. That’s only for people criticizing the Big Names.

  6. Pliny the in Between says

    When I think about this for a bit it seems to make more sense. Being an atheist is really a passive thing. It’s essentially the absence of something. It’s still all about me. One can be an atheist in isolation. It doesn’t have to affect how you relate to others on a daily basis. It would be nice if it were associated with an across the board increase in rational thought, but it doesn’t always happen that way. Feminism on the other hand requires some sacrifice. You have to think about what you do in relation to others. How you interact. It’s an active process that’s going to require constant vigilance for the foreseeable future. That’s a lot more work than disbelief. Making matters worse is the fact that for non-believers social justice is up to us alone. No sky daddy to pass the buck to. If injustice exists it’s of our doing.

    Maybe that’s what atheist+ is – somebody that’s willing to go beyond just disbelief. Someone willing to put skin in the game to achieve justice.

  7. Z says

    Isn’t this an automatic feed that displays on her page at the RDF site whatever video she has posted last on YouTube? I doubt that they screen the feeds item by item.

  8. says

    Blanche @ 3 – I don’t know what all that was supposed to be, but don’t.

    Z @ 10 – I don’t know. But if so – if they don’t screen each item – well that’s a mistake, isn’t it. They should screen each item, in case some of them are shit, like this one.

  9. alqpr says

    Well I did watch it and vlogger #1 gets all defensive the moment vlogger #2 makes even the mildest suggestion that she made an oversight – and everything spirals out of control after that. I think this captures the whole sad story very nicely.

  10. Blanche Quizno says

    Aw, guys – I wasn’t trying to be anti-trans! It’s just that Ann Coulter has a prominent Adam’s Apple, and as far as I know, she’s cis-gendered! She’s just the pretty face for the neocons, what with her long blond hair and stuff. I see this vlogger being pushed forward by the male atheist crowd the same way the male conservative crowd pushes Ann Coulter forward.

    Next time I’ll use Sarah Palin.

    Again, sorries all around – I didn’t mean to come across anti-trans (though I can see how it looked that way). It’s just that so many have commented on Ann Coulter’s throat. I think the problem is with older men in particular shamelessly fawning over a sweet young thing.

    I know it doesn’t help, but I’ve got a trans-woman friend…and I really like her.

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