Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Why Atheists Should Fight for Social Justice

Yes, Atheists Should Fight for Social Justice

I think this post by Ed Brayton makes a clear case for why atheists should fight for social justice.

"It should be entirely obvious that one of the damaging effects of religious belief is the denial of equal rights to women, to gay people and even to racial minorities. In all three cases, discriminatory policies are justified by the religious beliefs that atheist activists fight against. We cannot be effective in countering the negative effect of religion-based public policy (or more broadly, cultural norms and non-political societal structures) if we don't take up those fights for equality."

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