Atheists have traditionally been seen as rather joyless. Perhaps it’s because their defining characteristic is being against something, which does give you the sense of being rather negative. “What do we want?” is a rallying call, “What don’t we want?” just sounds a bit grumpy, and not entirely grammatical.
And as the rationalist movement gains ground, accusations of bullying and sour-faces abound: Richard Dawkins picks on fundamentalist idiots, not high-end theologians, Martin Rowson draws spiteful cartoons about Muslims and Christians and it isn’t fair.
Now the atheists have begun to hit back: they want to be seen as positive. And why not?… Seguir leyendo »