May 2, 2012
Welcome to the Age of Atheist Billboards
Anthony Pinn, Religion Dispatches
I am a non-theistic humanist, and I am one who believes theism does more harm than good. It provides cosmic justification for all sorts of trauma and damage; it devalues human bodies and places bizarre restrictions on quality and content of life.
Non-theists like me understand our work as, at least in part, as addressing the stuff of religion that does harm to collective, public life. But many of my atheist friends and acquaintances go the extra mile, believing that religion can and will be destroyed, that we are in the midst of a growing secularity. No longer content to be in the shadows, this group's effort to dismantle theism involves a blend of mockery and deep critique.