February 23, 2013
The gradual, progressive realization that there was no justifiable basis for accepting the mythology of religion or any other sort of irrational superstition. Call it a process of calm intellectual evolution in my case, and I've never looked back.
For years I used to say "Atheist", but recently I've also started to self-identify as an anti-theist, freethinker, secularist and rationalist as well. An "Atheist" is merely one who is "without theism." It doesn't really say much about who you are.
Hi, I'm Den. Long-time non-believer and a very strong advocate of absolute state/church separation, the civil rights of non-believers, and the establishment of a completely secular society. Sound interesting? Let's have some FUN while we go about it!
Great people, great company, great times. What more needs to be said? It's important for all of us to work toward getting the various, numerous secular groups together into a solid, committed, organized voting block. Only then will we be able to exert our political muscle and confront our politicians, the Religious Right, the naysayers, et al, as a viable force to be reckoned with. We need to take it to the next level and transform ourselves into a formidable secular social and political demographic that will no longer be silent, which will no longer be silenced, and which will not go away. Let's leverage the hard-won momentum we've finally achieved to demand our proper place at the table of respected ideas in contemporary American society. The time is NOW.